Private domestic adoption is expensive, and it’s only one of many ways to add a child to your family. Why would we choose to go the private adoption route versus foster-to-adopt, or seeking an international adoption, or trying to find a birth mother on our own?
It all depends on your reasons, and there are about as many reasons why people adopt as there are people who adopt.
For some, they’ve felt a call to it all their lives. For others, they know the need that’s out there to find homes for countless children in need of them. There are same-sex couples who can’t biologically have children. And there are single people who have always wanted children but never found the right person to start a family with, or they just want to go it alone.
For us, infertility was the main driver. And that’s a common one. Continue reading