Adoption is a life changing process. There are few things more rewarding, and more challenging, than deciding to start a family, and choosing to start a family via adoption is no different, especially when it comes to adoption of newborns. There are ups and downs throughout an adoption, and recently many couples have been turning towards self-help in order to enhance the adoption process. In today’s blog your Western Pennsylvania Adoption Lawyers discuss the reasons some couples are taking the adoption process into their own hands.
The process of adopting a newborn child in Pennsylvania and in most states throughout the country has both its positives and negatives. The positives of course are changing a child’s life and starting a family, which some couples try to do naturally for years to do, among others. The only downside to adoption is the waiting game couples often find themselves in.
It is precisely because of these long waiting periods and the fact that many couples are eager to start their families that couples all over the country have turned to what is being called “do it yourself” adoptions. Don’t let the name fool you, the couples are not actually going at the process alone, they are just helping the process move along a little more quickly via some of the latest technology.
Most couples are still using adoption agencies, but in conjunction with the adoption agencies, many of started their own websites and some have posted advertisements on social media looking for biological mothers that are considering putting their child up for adoption. The parents that have chosen to take this route have done so with the hopes that people will see their ad or story online and that it will put them in connection with a birth mother more quickly than if they only used the adoption agency’s services.
If you are considering adopting a child in Pennsylvania, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced adoption attorney like our lawyers at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates. Our team of Pittsburgh Adoption Lawyers will work with you, the adoption agency, if any, and the biological parents to ensure that the adoption process is as easy and stress free as possible. For more information about the Pennsylvania adoption process or to schedule a consultation with our office, contact us today!