Building a family isn’t always the easiest thing for some. Colorado parents looking to adopt likely know of the sometimes lengthy and extensive process that it takes to go through a successful adoption. A new source is explaining how that process is broadening to new forms and becoming accessible through different platforms; namely, the Internet.
There are reported to be certain adoption agencies who work through the Internet sometimes to facilitate an adoption between prospective families and birth mothers. This mode is said to be preferred by some of the biological mothers, as it takes out the potential for being around the child after the adoption takes place, something some birth mothers would rather not have.
One point to note is that there are reported to be some online agencies whose credibility isn’t as on par with legitimate adoption agencies. One source cautions that hopeful adoptive parents make sure the company they’re working through has a legal license as an agency. All of the difficult choices that must be made when an adoption occurs ought to be met with serious and respectful discussion, with the birth mother as well as the adoptive parents. This source explains that ensuring the online agency you work through is legitimate could help the process maintain its integrity.
For those parents in Colorado who are looking into adoption and have had difficulties with it, working with an attorney could help to figure out the situation and how to move forward. While it can be a long and patient-demanding process, understanding the various aspects of the company that is facilitating your adoption can help to make sure any issues regarding family law or custody are clearly spelled out and all expectations understood.
Source: npr.org, “Finding a child online: How the web is transforming adoption,” Jennifer Ludden, Dec. 13, 2012