5 Common Myths about Domestic Adoption
Reality- The average time frame to complete a Domestic Adoption is 1-2 years.
Reality- It is estimated that less than one percent of Domestic adoptions are legally contested after the relinquishment of parental rights. Despite media sensationalism of a few high profile cases, an overturned adoption is extremely rare.
Myth- Most birthparents are teens gone wild.
Reality- The majority of birthparents are in their twenties and thirties. Many may already have a child, and additional children would be a hardship for the family.
Myth- There are few babies available for adoption.
Reality- Each year there are over 20,000 infants placed for adoption in the Untied States.