Understanding Older Child Adoption
What is adoption?
What is the importance of permanency for children?
What are some of the reasons people decide to adopt?
What should families keep in mind when considering adoption?
Where does one begin when looking into adoption?
Why is there a need for older child adoption?
How do families know if they’re ready for adoption?
What is the process a family goes through when adopting an older child?
How can families choose the right option for them when it comes to adoption?
Understanding Adoption for Birth Parents
What should families know about the international adoption process?
What is the role of adoptive parents and birth parents in the adoption process?
Understanding the Adoption Process
What types of counseling services are available for birth parents?
What is a home study?
What is the role of birth parents in international adoption?
What is involved in the home study process?
Why is it important for adoptive parents to find an agency that supports birth parents?
How long does the home study process take?
What is the most important thing for adoptive parents and birth parents to understand?
How has domestic adoption changed over the years?
How important is ongoing communication with birth parents?
How can families choose the right adoption agency for them?
How can ongoing communication benefit the child?
What are some concerns about birth parents?
What kinds of services can birth parents expect from an adoption agency?
What can birth parents expect when exploring the adoption process?