Using an Adoption Lawyer
An option available to you is to try to locate a baby on your own by “networking” with everyone you know in the community who may come in contact with a large segment of the population. This option is a very affordable way to try and adopt and you can start immediately which are big pros. You will still need to provide a homestudy produced by a licensed homestudy professional and you will still need to provide parent profiles for birthmothers to view. However, going about finding a birthmother on your own or through an adoption attorney still has risk involved but allows you to be completely involved in the adoption process. Once you are connected with a birthmother, you would hire an adoption attorney who would proceed with finalizing the adoption in court.
Spread the Word
Try to spread the word that you hope to adopt a baby and ask that people keep you in mind, should they hear about a young girl who is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and who might consider adoption. Tell individuals who come in contact with a large segment of the population, such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, clergy, nurses, and hairdressers. Birthmothers do contact adoption attorneys, like myself, for assistance in locating a family for their child. Find out what various adoption attorneys require that you provide for the use of their services.
I hope that you will get in touch with me when you are at the point in your adoption process where you need legal assistance.