One of the biggest decisions prospective adoptive parents have
to make is choosing an adoption agency. We talked about how to choose an international adoption
agency and a domestic adoption agency or adoption
attorney. Our guests were Laura Christianson, author of The
Adoption Decision among other books; and Elizabeth Falker,
author of The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Adoption.
What’s the difference between using an adoption
agency or an adoption attorney when adopting domestically?
What is an adoption facilitator? Do you need to use a local
agency or attorney?
If adopting domestically out of state, do you need an agency or
an attorney in both your state and the state the child was born
What’s the most important thing to consider when choosing
an adoption agency?
Is it faster to adopt through an adoption agency or an adoption
Should you pay a large upfront fee to an adoption agency?
How do you find an adoption agency that has programs in the
country you want to adopt from?
Should you use an agency that only works in one country?
How do you determine if your adoption agency has a strong
program in a country
When adopting from foster care, should you work with a private
adoption agency that has a placement contract with the state or
with the state or county child welfare agency?
What is the best way to get references for adoption
How can you determine if your adoption agency is ethical?
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