Many adoptive parents choose to adopt a newborn domestically. The reasons may vary, but the challenges that can arise from these types of adoptions often have similar themes.

The primary concern for adoptive parents is that the birth mother (and/or birth father) may decide at some point in the process to keep the baby. However, on a more reassuring note, once the adoption is complete, less than one percent are ever legally contested.

Costs can vary tremendously and can be unpredictable if adoptive parents choose to fund the birth mother’s needs and expenses throughout her pregnancy. These are unknowns at the outset, even within the parameters of a limited agreement, because medical costs will greatly fluctuate and a set figure cannot gauge the huge amount of physical factors that a pregnancy involves. The biological mother’s personal needs may shift tremendously depending on her health.

Depending on the route the adoptive parents choose to take, they may need to put together an adoption profile. This is not as common with older children or international adoptions.

Every adoption process has its risks and its variables. Consider which options are best for you and always do your own research so that you can make a well-informed choice as to whether you want to do a domestic or an international adoption, if you want to use an agency, your age preference for the child you plan on adopting, and other components.

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