What is an Adoption Photo listing?
An adoption photo listing is published by adoption agencies throughout the United States. The resource is used by adopting parties to tangibly view the child up for adoption. The majority of adopting parties will look at a photo listing while are searching for the child they wish to adopt. A photo listing is an excellent tool, for it matches waiting children with parents wishing to adopt. By physically viewing a child’s photo, the adopting parents possess the opportunity to see what the child looks like before they make their adoption decision.
How to Adopt a Child from an Adoption Photo Listing:
The majority of agencies in the United States will publish, either online or through the issuance of a publication, an adoption photo listing. Before you make your adoption decision, you should remember to view both the Internet sites and the booklets (distributed by respective agencies), to view all the children up for adoption in your specific area. Furthermore, an adoption photo listing will list all children up for adoption not only in your given area, but throughout the United States and in many foreign countries as well.
Once you have viewed an assortment of adoption photo listings, you should compile list of children up for adoption who catch your interest. After this decision has been affirmed, you should request more information about the children whom you want to adopt upon viewing them in the adoption photo listing. Typically, this request of information can be processed through email; however, calling the respective social worker and organizing the exchange of information is typically the most streamlined process.
Once you have gotten more-detailed information from the adoption photo listing you should continue to inquire about the child. Be sure to ask for information concerning the child’s medical and social history, as well his or her personality, and for the coordinating requirements mandated by the country or state where the prospective child resides.
If the adoption is a private adoption or takes place internationally, you must research the agency that is administering the adoption. You must partake in this process to ensure that you agree with the agency’s policies, ethics, and overall requirements. Additionally, you must research the coordinating agency to develop a familiarity and a sense of comfort with the service you intend to go through.
When you have completed this process and observed all the prospective children in the given adoption photo listings, you should go forward with finalizing the adoption of your child. Be sure to act quickly when compiling the required paperwork and to meet other requirements as most the majority of agencies aim to place waiting children as quickly as possible. Children up for adoption have waited long enough already, so prolonging the adoption process is in many cases, a cruel maneuver.