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10 Things to Know Before Hiring an Adoption Professional

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10 Things to Know Before Hiring an Adoption Professional

If you are looking to adopt a child, you will quickly learn that there are many different organizations to assist you with this process. But how do you know which adoption professional is best for you and your needs?

Contacting Adoption Professional

Here are several important questions to ask before hiring an adoption professional:

  1. What is the average wait time for adoptive families to successfully adopt through your program?

  2. How many adoptive families are waiting to adopt through your program and how many babies does your program place each year?

  3. Do birth mothers contact adoptive families directly or do you pre-screen them first? What role do adoptive families have to play in locating a birth mother, if any?

  4. How do you match birth mothers to adoptive parents? How much input do birth mothers and adoptive parents have in this process?

  5. How do you screen birth mothers? Are they subjected to drug screens, health screens, background checks, family health histories, etc.?

  6. Do adoptive families have a choice between gender, age, ethnicity and level of contact with biological mother? How do these choices affect the average wait time to adopt?

  7. Who creates the Adoptive Parent Profile? Do you assist in this process? Are these profiles accessible to all potential birth mothers?

  8. How long have you been providing adoption assistance and are you a licensed attorney, social worker, or adoption agency?

  9. What makes your program unique? Why should we choose your program over others?

  10. How much does it cost to adopt through your program? Do you have a schedule of fees available for your program and can you provide an estimate of the third-party costs and fees adoptive parents typically incur when using your program?

To find out how AdoptHelp answers these questions, please feel free to contact us directly or visit our website here: www.adopthelp.com

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