Lighthouse Thoughts

January 25, 2016

Is Domestic Adoption right for me?

PROS:
·         Adoptive Families can adopt an infant.
·         Background information on the child’s birth parents that may include a social, educational and health history.
·         At Beacon House, you are updated regularly on the health of the Birth Mother and Baby, throughout the pregnancy.
·         There are varying degrees of openness, it may be possible to maintain contact with Birth Family
·         It is less expensive and 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.
·         Lack of Medical History
·         If the Birthfather is “unknown: termination of parental rights must be done in his absence.

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