Our panel discusses the differences between private adoptions and adoptions facilitated through an adoption agency. While there may be more freedom with a private adoption, utilizing an agency will help adoptive parents feel confident as they offer financial and legal support, advice, and experience as the adoptive couple rides the roller coaster of adoption. When choosing private adoption, gathering a good adoption team which will include a reliable attorney who will be available at any time. There are pros and cons to both methods, and ultimately, adoptive parents should carefully examine their own situation as they choose either private adoption or agency adoption.