Myth- It takes years to complete a domestic adoption.
Reality- The average
time frame to complete a Domestic Adoption is 1-2 years.
Myth- Women who place children for adoption, have abandoned
their child, and do so, due to selfish reasons.
Birthmother’s choose adoption because they want, what they believe, is the best
thing for there child. For most this is a heart wrenching decision.
Myth- If I adopt domestically, the birthparents might change
their mind after the adoption is finalized.
Reality- It is
estimated that less than one percent of Domestic adoptions are legally
contested after the relinquishment of parental rights. Despite media sensationalism
of a few high profile cases, an overturned adoption is extremely rare.
Myth- Most birthparents are teens gone wild.
Reality- The majority
of birthparents are in their twenties and thirties. Many may already have a
child, and additional children would be a hardship for the family.
Myth- There are few babies available for adoption.
Reality- Each year
there are over 20,000 infants placed for adoption in the Untied States.
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