Dear Reader – What Would You Like To Know About Adoption?

My amazing SW’s contacted me yesterday asking for my help and so dear readers, I am extended that request for assistance to you!

Our SW’s are in the process of putting together a website that explains their various services, which include adoptions, counseling of BP’s, assisting adoptee’s in locating their BP’s, facilitating first meetings between adoptee’s and their BP’s and a long list of other services. They would like to have an adoption Q & A page to answer in general questions that interested parties might have.

This is where you all come in, while I have a list of questions right off the bat, it would be great to know what some of your questions would be pertaining to adoption? If you were browsing our SW’s website, what questions would YOU have? What would you like to see answered? What information would be important to you?

Please leave your feedback and questions in the comments section below so that I can forward onto simply the greatest SW’s in all the world… in my humble opinion! 🙂


  • mrs see

    February 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    For me, my biggest question was “what are the options”. There is very little info out there. Private social worker versus Child Welfare. What are the differences between them.
    What are the costs?
    Who is allowed to adopt?
    Is there an age limit for adoptive parents?
    How long does the process take?
    What is our first step?
    How do you choose (or who chooses) which child will be ours?

    Obviously from a “wanting to adopt” point of view!

  • blackhuff

    February 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a new reader to your blog due to a post To Love Bella have referred to.
    Questions I might have is:
    1. What are my options when it come to adoption? May I chose the child’s gender, cultural background or age of the child I want to adopt?
    2. What criteria is there to qualify for adopting a child?
    3. Should one’s income be a specific amount to qualify to adopt?
    4. What do Social workers or institutions look at in your daily or family life, when you put yourself up for adopting a child?

    I hope the best for your SW’s website and services.

  • JulieJ

    February 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Agree with Mrs See –
    1. The cost query.
    2. Age limit (adoptive mother and father)
    3. Private versus open adoption (and the levels in-between)
    4. Would a lower income bracket mean we would not get chosen by BPs or are there exceptions?

  • Mash

    February 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    My first question (and also the first I asked the SW’s) would be –

    Are the BM’s counselled fairly and given all available choices? In short, I wanted to make very sure that nobody who was considering terminating their pregnancy had been bullied or guilted into placing their child for adoption instead. I really need to know that this is truly in the best interests of all parties.

  • TJ

    February 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Perhaps mine is from a different view.
    1) How do you go about locating BP’s
    2) How long does/can this process take
    3) Are you able to gain family history WITHOUT meeting the BP’s?
    4) Is is only the adoptee themselves that can request information?
    5) What if the adoptee has children that need medical history will the SW be able to source this for them? Or would the adoptee need to give consent?
    6) Regarding no 5, what if the adoptee is deceased?
    7) What councelling does the adoptee go through before meeting the BP’s?
    8) Is there follow-up councelling after the meeting.


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