You’ve been considering adoption, so now what?
If you have been thinking about choosing adoption, more than likely you’ve got too many questions to list on a page. The legalities, technicalities, expectations and fears — it sounds like a lot to handle. Professionals, like those at Adoptions From The Heart (AFTH) of the Mainline, have offered a bit of advice for local couples and singles looking to learn more about growing their family through adoption.
Learn as much as you can from reliable sources— unfortunately “Googling” isn’t always your best bet. Growing your family through adoption is a life-altering commitment so turn to experts for help. If you choose to adopt through an agency, know that their requirements and programs are not all created equal.
Separate Facts from Fiction
Myths surrounding all aspects of domestic, international, open, and closed adoptions are plentiful. Don’t rely on preconceived notions, clips from your favorite TV shows, and hearsay from the lady down the street. Be open-minded, ask questions, and get the facts.
What worked for your friends or relatives may not be right for you. There are many variables that determine which option is the best fit for your family. Each and every adoption plan is just as unique as the precious baby involved.
When choosing the right agency, consider factors such as numbers of years in business, the number of yearly placements, and help preparing necessary documents, in addition to the overall level of counseling and support an agency can offer. Understand the fee schedule and make sure that all possible costs are listed to avoid any surprises down the line. Steer clear of adoption professionals who aren’t forthcoming about fees.
Learn About Domestic Adoption
When: February 28, 2013 6:30 PM
Where: Guthrie Memorial Library, Hanover, PA
Join us for a free information meeting and learn about our domestic adoption process, adoption myths vs. facts, financial assistance and the benefits of open adoption. This is a great way to learn more about our domestic programs which place infants directly from the hospital and have any questions you might have answered by one of our social workers. Register online or call (717) 399-7766 to learn more.
This is a sponsored post by Adoptions From The Heart. AFTH has been serving women, children, and families in the Delaware Valley and surrounding areas for over 25 years. They are a private, non-profit agency specializing in domestic infant adoption. AFTH provides home study services, a Surrogacy in India program, as well as comprehensive educational programs for embryo adoptions. Visit Adoptions From The Heart at www.afth.org.