What's the timeline?
This has to be the most asked question, which the answer isn't quick one. Currently, we are just at the start of the process, which is a mound of paperwork called a home study. To adopt, you have to have a completed and approved homestudy. Once our homestudy is approved, we will officially be a waiting family. What that means is, our profile book will be available at the three Bethany offices in North Carolina for birthmother to look through to learn about us. Once a birth mother choose us, we’d be matched.
Where are you adopting from?
We are doing domestic infant adoption. With our agency, they encourage open adoptions, actually most domestic adoptions are some level, open. Instead of twenty years ago, it was mostly closed adoptions. Which means, more than likely our child will be born in North Carolina, since birth mothers would like to be close to their child and its family.
What is an open adoption?
An open adoption is when the birth mother (or family sometimes) and the adoptive families have access to a varying degree of each other’s personal information and have an option of contact. This looks different from each adopt case and people involved and what they are comfortable with.
Boy or Girl?
We would be thrilled with either a boy or a girl. (However we currently can only agree on a girl's name.)
How much will it cost?
Our adoption will cost around $25,000. If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation toward these costs, you may do so at our Adopt Together page.