• 37 Steps

  • Exploring adoption options
    13 Insights
  • Selecting the type of adoption
    4 Insights
  • Selecting an adoption services provider
    3 Insights
  • Receiving contracts from an agency
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  • Notifying your loved ones
    7 Insights
  • Telling existing children about adoption
    4 Insights
  • Undergoing background checks
    4 Insights
  • Getting through the bureaucracy
    4 Insights
  • Undergoing medical exams
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  • Completing the home study process
    2 Insights
  • Raising funds for adoption
    3 Insights
  • Engaging in the placement process
    3 Insights
  • Waiting for the call
    5 Insights
  • Considering children in foster care
    6 Insights
  • Locating a child independently
    2 Insights
  • Managing stress and anxiety
    3 Insights
  • Getting matched with adoptive child
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  • Getting matched with a birth parent
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  • Getting photos of adoptive child
    1 Insight
  • Learning about the child
    1 Insight
  • Accepting the referral
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  • Deciding to continue looking
    2 Insights
  • Meeting the biological parents
    2 Insights
  • Preparing your home for the child
    3 Insights
  • Filing the required legal documents
    1 Insight
  • Traveling to an adoptive country
    2 Insights
  • Being interviewed
    2 Insights
  • Bringing your child home
    3 Insights
  • Signing relinquishment papers
    1 Insight
  • Bringing your child home for the first time
    2 Insights
  • Undergoing post-adoption agency visits
    1 Insight
  • Dealing with a contested adoption
    1 Insight
  • Seeking advice from other adoptive families
    5 Insights
  • Adjusting to your new family
    4 Insights
  • Falling in love with your child
    1 Insight
  • Talking to your child about the adoption
    3 Insights
  • Appreciating your role in your child's life
    2 Insights