Does anyone here have any information on this? DH and I have been researching adoption for a while now and at first we were set on international...the more we looked into it though the more impossible it seemed. Traveling overseas for me to anywhere other than Europe may not be good either thanks to health conditions. I also didn't like that we'd more than likely go from not being parents to being parents of a toddler since the program we liked takes a while to get them to you.
So we thought domestic newborn open adoption would be fine. I contacted some agencies and got an idea of their prices and realized that while we manage our money very well there is no way we'd come even close to being able to afford it any time soon. We wouldn't even be able to afford to get to the point where we could apply for grants and DH really doesn't want to start out a child's life being in debt.
So...that led us to what we think is ultimately our only option but also the best one for more reasons than just finances. We've decided to seriously look into fostering to adopt. I actually made the call to social services today and the lady I needed to talk to was training but they said she'd call tomorrow. I guess DH and I need to sit down and make sure we know what questions we want to ask.
We just feel like this is such a good option for us the more we look into it. Seems like we can get placed with a child fairly quickly once we're certified and while we know there is never a guarantee that a child will stay with you we think we're willing to accept that. I've worked with kids forever (infants and toddlers a lot) and have always bonded with them completely regardless of the situation and we really feel we can do it. I'm just wondering if anyone here has been a part of a fostering to adopt program and how it worked out for them. I know it varies big time by state so finding out what happens in VA will be our first step. I'm excited!