While we believe that adoption is a wonderful way to grow a family, we also know that adoption is not the right fit for everyone. As you try to answer the question, "Is adoption right for me?", it's equally important to consider the question, "Am I right for adoption?"
Adoption is forever. It is an irreversible process that requires a lifelong commitment from everyone involved. If you choose to adopt a baby, it is extremely important you do so for the right reasons. If you’re pursuing adoption in an effort to save your marriage, because all your friends have children, because of pressure from your parents or spouse/partner, or some other external factor, adoption might not be right for you at this point.
If you want to adopt a baby, you must be prepared to properly deal with the finances, time commitments, and other significant lifestyle changes that are necessary to be a responsible parent. Before you decide to adopt, be absolutely sure you are ready and able to give a baby all the love and attention he or she needs and deserves.
We encourage you to take our self-assessment quiz to help you decide whether or not adoption is a good fit for you and your family. Should you decide that adoption is the right choice for your family, it can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!
This quiz will help you and your family identify and explore your feelings about adoption and what you want out of it. If you have a spouse or partner, complete the assessment separately, then compare and discuss your answers.Download Quiz!