View Full Version : anyone have info about domestic infant adoption? Any help would be great. Thanks!

February 4th, 2013, 07:44 PM
Hello, just wondering if anyone has gone through domestic adoption in the US.Have been looking into this, but not sure what exactly to expect, since most of these adoptions are open adoptions, so I hear anyways. What do you recommend domestic or international? Just hoping to get an idea of how long the wait time is and how likely it is that we'd get picked since we have 4 boys already. Our boys would really like a sister, so we would like to choose to adopt a baby girl. Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

February 4th, 2013, 07:59 PM
It's a great question. Here are some Internet resources I have found-

Latest Adoption Cost and Wait Time Data | Adoption Cost and Wait Time Data (http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=2161)

From the Trenches: Domestic Adoption (http://fromthetrenchesofadoption.blogspot.com/2008/11/domestic-adoption.html?m=1)

February 4th, 2013, 08:01 PM
The Adoption Guide: Getting Started in Domestic Adoption (http://www.theadoptionguide.com/options/domestic-adoption)

February 4th, 2013, 08:03 PM
Adoption, International, Domestic, Waiting Child, Baby, Infant, Open (http://www.adoption.com/)

February 5th, 2013, 01:23 AM
My impression is that with private infant adoption (where the birthmom picks you), you can't specify gender, but with adopting from foster care you can.

February 10th, 2013, 04:41 PM
Well, looked into adoption, called a bunch of agencies. They basically told us we wouldn't get picked because we already have four boys. So, we are looking into other options, I guess. Thanks for all your help though, NBP.

August 27th, 2014, 05:04 AM
You can with some agencies!

Try Lifetime or a facilitator. They acted like it was no big deal for us!