As I sit and think about why domestic adoptions are viewed the way it is I feel it is in large part due to the media. You may not realize that less than 1% of all domestic adoptions fail. That is such a small statistic and yet people hold onto that fear as though it happens all the time. The other reason is that there are so many people that try to do private adoptions with lawyers who don’t know what they are getting into. I strongly recommend using an agency that you trust and that has a good track record of placements.
We looked around at different agencies and felt like when it all comes down to it they are trying to protect us from being hurt and yet at the same time care for the birth family. One thing that I LOVED about our agency is that we were not matched right away with a birth mom. That way the agency could get to know her and work with her before she picks a family for her child. In that way they were protecting us from the chance of heartbreak should she decide to parent. Things like that are huge when you look at domestic adoption. In my next post I’ll share our experience with a birth mom that chose to parent. I'll leave you with a picture of our precious Greyden. Blessings! Rebecca