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Considering Adoption? What You Need To Know

March 10, 20149 min
According to the US Department of State, from 1999-2012 there was a total of 242,602 adoptions, more than half were female and under the age of one year.families. Did you know that hundreds of thousands of couples are looking to adopt each year?According to the US Department of State, from 1999-2012 there was a total of 242,602 adoptions, more than half were female and under the age of one year.Adoption can be an expensive and also a prolonged process depending on the services that you decide. For example, at The Cradle, an adoption agency in Illinois, the average waiting time is one year after you complete your home study.How do you know which adoption agency to choose?Picking an adoption agency can be tricky and you can often wonder if they have your best interest at heart. Making sure the agency and anyone who you give money to is licensed within your state, the longer the experience the better and also the length of the adoption.Two important questions you should ask while considering adoption is what post adoption services are available to you, your child and birth parent. Also it's important to ask exactly what services you are going to get with the specific adoption agency that you choose.President of the Cradle, Julie Tye joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss everything you need to know about adoption.

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