Lighthouse Thoughts

August 22, 2014

Pros and Cons of Domestic Adoption

If you’re considering a Domestic Adoption, here are a few things to think about. 

PROS:

  • Adoptive families can adopt an infant 
  • Background information on the child’s birth parents that may include social, educational and health history 
  • You are updated regularly on the health of the Birth Mother and baby, throughout the pregnancy 
  • Varying degrees of openness, it may be possible to maintain contact with Birth Family  
  • May be less expensive than an Intl adoption 
  • Less paperwork than an International Adoption.    
  • No international travel. 

CONS:

  • The Birth Mother can choose to parent the new baby, versus going through with the adoption process
  • Adoption laws vary by state 
  • Wait time to get matched is estimated.  
  • There may be a lack of  medical history  
  • If the Birthfather is “unknown: termination of parental rights must be done in his absence.  
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