Choosing An Adoption Agency
Adopting a child is a very big step in a couples life and the choices and laws involved in this process might seem overwhelming. One of the most important things you can do is find an experienced adoption agency with an outstanding reputation.
A good adoption agency can help you with all of your decisions as well as give you a lot of advice and education on the subject. The adoption process is very long and many questions will arise. An adoption agency is there to answer all your questions and ease your mind as much as possible.
One of the best ways to find an adoption agency is to ask your doctor, church, or attorney. They may be able to refer you to an adoption agency that they are familiar with and have experience with.
It's not a good idea to flip through the yellow pages because you might get an agency that is brand new or has placed children incompatibly in the past.
You should get as many referrals as possible to different agencies so you can keep your options open and choose the one that you feel comfortable with.
Adoption agencies will have someone interview you and answer any questions you may have. Don't agree to anything just yet. Instead, attend a couple different interviews with various agencies so you get a feel for them.
You can then decide what agency is the most appealing. You can also ask the agencies for references. These references are usually people who have used their services in the past and can tell you how long it took and how the agency treated them.