When you set out to find a family to adopt your baby, you really have to follow your heart and trust your instincts. Some women know immediately by just looking at photos and profiles. Others need to take more time to talk and get to know the adoptive parents.
Here are some things to think about and questions to ask when choosing a family to adopt your baby.
Do you have similar interests?
Do you share the same values about family and kids?
Are they loving and supportive of each other?
What were their childhoods like?
What’s their relationship like with their extended family?
Why did they choose open adoption?
How will they talk to their child about adoption?
What type of contact do they want in the future with you?
What does their home life look like?
Are they financially stable?
Do they have family support?
You can send me your questions about adoption or ask me to send you more information. Your communication with me is always confidential, and you’re never under any obligation to do an adoption. I’m here to help, not to pressure you or tell you what to do.
Megan Cohen is the only adoption attorney in the country who is also a birth mother. (Click here to read her story.) Megan has received the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star award every year since 2013. She graduated magna cum laude and first in her class from law school all while she worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and elder abuse.