Lighthouse Thoughts

January 27, 2017

Considering Adoption?

If you are considering adoption, it is important that you gain a clear understanding of all the steps of the adoption process. Choosing the right agency is an important part of this process.  By working with our Adoption Specialist at Beacon House, attending webinars, and taking pre-adoption education classes, our adoptive families gain the necessary tools for a successful adoption. These include:

  • The application process
  • The Domestic Adoption Program
  • The role and responsibilities of the adoption agency
  • Policies and procedures
  • Requirements to adopt
  • Fees associated with the adoption process
  • Adoption Finance Coaching System
  • Timelines for an adoption
  • The Homestudy process
  • The Adoption Profile
  • The Matching Process
  • Preparation for adoption
  • Children who are available for adoption
  • The role and responsibilities of adoptive parents
  • Cultural and ethnic identity
  • The importance of birth parents
  • Information on attachment, grief and loss
  • Parenting your adopted child

 

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