Adoption is a way to provide families for children who are waiting in foster care or have experienced abuse and neglect. Adoption can also be a way to provide families for children who are less fortunate but still deserve a loving home. Taking the time to explore adoption can be rewarding and lead you to making one of the most important decisions of your life.
What are Available Adoption Situations?
Adoption situations are special situations with babies or children that are ready to be adopted by an adoptive family. These situations often include unique issues or challenges that the family needs to carefully consider before moving forward. Things such as drug use by the birth mother or medical issues with the baby are common examples of what get posted in “available adoption situations” by adoption agencies. These situations are an extension of open adoption as they are still the same process, but have unique variables surroudning the expectant mother or the baby. This article will help you learn more about the process and how you can contact an adoption professional to be placed on the list when expectant mothers have a special circumstance.
Expediting the Adoption Process
If you are an adoptive family that is looking for a way to speed up the process of adopting a newborn baby, then you should seriously consider placing your name on the list for available adoption situations. When you are on the list, an adoption specialist will reach out when a pop up situation occurs and they need a family to step in and adopt the child quickly.
If you are willing to deal with special challenges that may come with adoption situations then you may be extremely happy with how much time it can cut off of the traditional process. Below is a list of things that you may have to be willing to deal with if you accept the situation:
1. Living expenses for the expectant mother
2. Health issues that may create temporary or long-term challenges for the baby
3. Medical insurance support for the birth mother for labor and delivery
4. Willing sign an open adoption and agree to send photo updates so the mother can keep in touch
5. Quickly create your family profile or adoption video if you don’t currently have one
6. Be willing to deal with drug use by the expectant mother, which may result in health issues for the baby
Do Available Adoption Situations Cost More?
No. Adoption Situations are often times a way for adoptive parents to reduce their financial responsibilities while working with an adoption agency. Since the timeline is much shorter there are often less fees from advertising and other costs that are associated with an agency. Contact an adoption agency in your area or consider speaking with a specialist at a national agency like American Adoptions, Gladney, or Adoption Network to ensure your questions are answered.
How you can get started with adoption situations?
The process to get started with adoption professionals is pretty simple actually. If you have already completed the steps for the traditional adoption plan, which includes a Home Study then you are almost ready. Contact one ore more adoption agencies to see how many available adoption situations lists you can be on. From there the next step is having patience. Focus on positive thoughts and know that the baby that is meant to be with your family will soon find his or her way to you via the right situation.