Different Types of Adoption

There are numerous ways that families hearts are knit together, each with a unique story! 💞
Research the programs that best fit your needs and please feel free to reach out to us at isupportadoptions@gmail.com for direction.
Here are the most common types of adoptions…

The biggest distinction related to types, is a domestic adoption vs. an international adoption. There are pros and cons to each. The best resource to gather information may be from adoptive families themselves. Our page can serve as a forum for the adoption community to communicate about these issues!

DOMESTIC 🇺🇸
A domestic adoption refers to the process of a U.S. citizen adopting a child who is also a U.S. citizen. There are 4 types of domestic adoptions:
1) adoption through the foster care system
2) adoption through a licensed agency
3) an independent adoption in which prospective parents are advised by an attorney
4) adoption through an unlicensed agency

Domestic adoptions tend to be faster & more affordable, but have a degree of uncertainty especially in terms of the level of openness (to be decided on by both parties) that both feel will meet the needs of the adopted child.

INTERNATIONAL 🌏
International adoption is when a citizen of one country adopts a child who is a citizen of another country. Specific countries set up laws regarding international adoption to prevent corruption and exploitation of children. A benefit to International adoption is that it can be more predictable, however, many countries are closing their international adoption programs and limiting both who can adopt & what children are considered adoptable.
Although international adoption may make it more difficult for the adoptee to celebrate his/her culture, it is a valuable way for at-risk kids to be connected with a family. Other considerations are the adoption of a sibling group, or children with special needs and the the age of a potential adoptee. Based on these, some international programs give special consideration or exceptions for various requirements in an effort for a waiting child to be matched with a loving family.

Once you decided what type of adoption you want to pursue, the next step is to find an agency!
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My passion is children and I have been doing what I love by raising my own for over 15 years. With a background in social work, I am a die-hard humanitarian with interest in aiding vulnerable kids and connecting some with families - just because they deserve it! I cherish the experiences and connections I make in the adoption community and have hope for the difference we can make together...

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