Deciding to Pursue Adoption
There are many things to consider prior to making the decision to pursue adoption from U.S. foster care. It’s good to take your time and make sure this is the right fit for your family. In most cases, you may be able to adopt whether you’re married, single, or in a committed relationship. You don’t need to own your own home, have children already, be young, wealthy, or a stay-at-home parent to adopt.
Characteristics needed to be a good adoptive parent include:
- Being stable, mature, dependable, and flexible
- Having the ability to advocate for children
Being a team player with your family or child welfare worker
If you want to hear from real parents who have adopted and fostered, watch the video above. It’s a chapter from our film The Road to Adoption and Foster Care. You can also watch the entire film (Flash – 2:00 hr.).