If you’re new to adoption, it can seem like a monumental adventure—maybe one that’s a tad overwhelming. But the good news is that there are resources available that will make your adoption process easier to navigate.

WHERE TO BEGIN

Consider the type of adoption you’d prefer. Following is a list of resources for various types of adoption:

FUNDING YOUR ADOPTION

As you begin your research into adoption, you’ll find that the cost varies from affordable to really expensive.  If you don’t have a ready financial source to pay adoption costs, consider the following:

THE PROCESS

Although some specifics of the process vary depending on the type of adoption you choose, there are some universal processes. For a good overview of how adoption works, check out these informative articles and videos:

SUPPORT

In addition to asking friends and family about adoption, sometimes it’s helpful to reach outside of those who know you well.  Some good sources include:

As you move forward with your decision to adopt, you’ll find there are numerous individuals, organizations and online groups ready to assist in this grand adventure.

Best of luck!