No one way is best for every family when it comes to adopting your child. This video with our Adoption.com panel shares some of the benefits of choosing to adopt through an agency. Advantages include the cushion of security, care of birth mother, training and classes, interaction with other adoptive parents, processes, experience, resources, and more. Many feel that using an agency takes away much of the stress of adoption. The professionals with an agency have been doing that work for long enough that they know what to expect and can help prepare hopeful adoptive parents for what may come. With an agency, all of the paperwork and legal matters are taken care of in one place.