I've been doing a bit of research lately and I have no idea what anything involved in adoption is to be honest. I keep seeing a lot of back and forth about agencies vs. private adoption and a lot of anger about pre-matching. Here's why I'm curious. My husband and I found out after the birth of our DD that I can't have anymore children, so after almost a year of talking about it we've decided that we're going to adopt when DD is a little older. We hope to start the adoption process when she's 3 or 4 since I keep hearing (from those who have adopted) that it takes a long time. So here's my question, Adoptive mothers, what advice would you give someone just learning about adopting?Answer Question
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We are using an attorney that works with a woman's crisis center. The center my attorney works with helps mothers by providing parenting classes, and various other programs to help mothers, adoption is a last resort. That is why we chose them, they help first and adoption is last, I know that when we do get "matched" the birth mother will be fully educated and will have a support system. I must also say read as much as you can before picking an agency, facilitator or attorney, as many of the ladies say a lot of them push birth mothers.
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