After careful consideration, you've decided to adopt. The next decisions are crucial to your process. Are you adopting domestically or internationally? How does the age, race, current health, prenatal exposures or early life experience of a child enter into your thinking process? How much background information on a child's medical and familial history must you have to feel comfortable moving forward? Who can I trust to give me the information I need and guide me through the entire process?
Deciding who you will work with is a critical step in your adoption procecss. You must have trust in their abilities, understanding of your wishes and advocating for you when necessary. Research your options, select carefully and may you have a smooth adoption process.