Hi, just wanted to introduce myself. My husband and I are beginning to start the process of adoption and have attended a few information meetings at local agencies. We are hoping to adopt an infant, but also plan to become foster parents within the next few years. We are hoping to adopt an infant before we actually foster children.
I have had a few problems conceiving/ keeping a pregnancy in the past and so the decision to pursue adopting was the next logical step. We have planned on adopting since we were married...we'll just start a little earlier than we expected to. We are so excited about this!
I've been looking into agencies and the process of using an agency just seems so daunting!! :( I understand all of the details about how they work, but so much is dependent upon people doing their job thoroughly and with the urgency I feel....it seems like I'm not on the same page as the few social workers I've encountered so far. I would love to do this independently, but lack the resources to do so (most importantly, birthmother/baby).
Anyway, I am in the Houston area...and I will be seeking out advice on types of agencies/ agency reviews/ and other related issues that will come up in the near future.