What to Do if You’re Hoping to Adopt Without an Agency and It’s Not Working

If you are hoping to adopt but would rather try your hand at doing it without an agency, here are some tips to help you put your best foot forward.  Adoption matches can happen with not using an agency to facilitate your journey, but you need to know where to start and have the best resources at your fingertips.

Tips for adopting without an agency.

Many people would like to adopt without the assistance of an agency. Whether it’s for budgeting purposes, feeling more organically connected, or feeling an ethical obligation to not line the pockets of the adoption industry, it’s a route a lot of people take and are successful in.  But for every successful independent match made, there are likely dozens still waiting and getting nowhere. How do you get yourself on the upswing of that trend? Here are some tips to increase your luck and improve your chances of adopting without an agency.

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Sarah - Content Specialist for adopting.org, is a mother both biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. She resides with her husband and two boys in Ohio. She is passionate about open adoption and adoption education. In her free time she enjoys cooking, photography, writing, and hiking. You can find more of her adoption work at Heart For Open Adoption on Facebook or on Adoption.com.

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