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?
Megan Cohen is one of the only adoption attorneys in the country who is also a birth mother. Admitted to the bar in January 2010, Megan began working for the firm that same year and took over as managing attorney in 2013. She has since received the Super Lawyers’ Northern California Rising Star award in 2013, 2014, and 2015. She graduated magna cum laude and first in her class from law school and worked 3 years as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and elder abuse.