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Prospective adoptive parents should consider all options as they're looking at expanding their family to include a child. There is a plethora of child adoption information available in several sources. There are obviously adoption agencies that specialize in helping families in this way. Another source of information would be online. There are numerous sources for children in need of a home, such as domestic adoption or international adoption with over 50 different countries including Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America that have children and infants in need of a home. If you are an avid researcher and have the time and patience to ensure that you are working with reputable people and that you have the acumen to complete any adoption forms in the adoption process, then online resources are your best bet. Consider your sources wisely though and don't be afraid to consult with state agencies for advice and for information about the adoption process.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|