Questions to ask before adopting

You know that you’re interested in the idea of adoption, but you want to think this process through before you get started. It’s a very big choice, and you know how important it is to sort everything out in advance.

To help you, here are a few common questions that people ask before they decide to adopt.

What age do I want the child to be?

Some people decide that they want to adopt a baby so that they can raise it almost from birth as their own child. Others are interested in adopting a toddler because they want to be past the difficult baby stage. Still others adopt older children as a way to expand their family, reasoning that they can get to know some of these children first.

What makes you want to adopt the child?

There are many great reasons to consider adoption, from choosing to give a needy child a new home to starting your family when you can’t have children naturally. What is important is to make sure that you fully understand what your hopes are and what makes you interested in adoption in the first place.

Is it financially viable?

Adoption can be expensive. A lot of money is needed upfront and throughout the actual adoption process. After adopting the child, raising a child is also not cheap. You need to make sure that it is financially realistic for you to adopt a child and give them a safe and happy living situation.

These are just three questions to help you get started. Make sure you also take the time to look into the legal steps that will be necessary. Contact our Lafayette family law attorneys today at Southern Oaks Law Firm.