Dispelling Common Myths About Adoption

by |  August 23rd, 2012
  

Once you have decided to create or expand your family though adoption, you will probably have lots of questions. The team at Legacy Adoption Services will explain the process, address your concerns and offer support until the moment you are holding your beautiful baby in your arms. We want to make this journey as easy as possible for our birth mothers and adoptive parents.

What You Should Know About Adoption

baby-hat-ad-boxOften, people considering adoption receive misinformation from well-meaning friends or other sources like the Internet. Separating fact from fiction will help you feel confident in your decision to pursue adoption.

Myth: Domestic adoptions aren’t a good idea because the birth mother can take the baby back at anytime.

Truth: While these types of cases receive lots of media coverage and publicity, they actually represent a very small number of adoptions. Legacy Adoption Services works with adoptive parents and birth mothers to create the right match so that everyone feels confident with the decision. An adoption is the relinquishment of parental rights to another person. Once the revocation period has passed the adoption is finalized.

Myth: Only rich people can afford to adopt.

Truth: While you can expect certain costs associated with adoption, we work to keep these numbers as reasonable as possible. As well, we offer adoptive parents a detailed estimate of costs upfront so that you can begin to plan accordingly.

Myth: We won’t be able to adopt an infant.

Truth: Each year, tens of thousands of healthy babies are adopted into loving families. In most cases, we match birth mothers with prospective parents, who will then welcome a tiny bundle of joy into their lives.

Myth: Closed adoptions are the best option.

Truth: In the past, many domestic adoptions were closed and adopted children often had no idea about their family of origin. Now, the process has changed. We promote open adoptions, which allows for some contact and exchange of information to help build a legacy for each adopted child.

Though you may feel overwhelmed as you begin your adoption journey, we will walk with you every step of the way. The team at Legacy Adoption Services can offer guidance and support during the process of preparing for your baby.

At Legacy Adoption Services, we can help you achieve your dreams of parenthood. For more information about adoption, contact our office or send us a message on the chat pop-up.

 


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