Adoptive parents will typically turn to legal adoption agencies to find babies for adoption. The resposibility of the adoption agency is to place children in a loving family that can provide them with the emotional and physical support that is needed. Often times, the adoption process can be confusing, tiring and frustrating.
Typically, the birth mothers will voluntarily give up their babies for adoption to an adoption agency. Their biological mothers usually do this for a number of reasons, which includes lack of finances to support the baby, teenage births where the teen mother can not put up with the pressures of raising the child. Furthermore, the mother may give up the baby if she has a terminal or chronic illness that will prevent her from raising the child. Other mothers simply do not want the child and thus decide to give the babies up for adoption.
Babies available for adoption are in either confidential adoption or open adoption. If the adoption process is a confidential adoption, then this means that the adoptive parents and the biolgical parents will not know anything about each other. Now, they will sure give detailed information to the agency, but the agnecy can not give any of this information to the other parties. However, for purposes of the child’s development, information such as the medical history of the biological parents is provided to the adoptive parents. In the confidential adoption, the adoption agency guarantees each adoption party the privacy needed to lead lives independent of the other party’s interference.
Babies for adoption provided through the open adoption category have both the adoptive and biological parents knowing each otherNow, when it comes to babies for adoption with the open adoption process, then this is when both sets of parents will get to know each other . But, this does not mean that the parents will be talking to each other on a daily basis. Rather, it means that the parents could agree to contact each other some years in future. The terms of open adoptions are clearly stated in the adoption agreements and are therefore lawfully binding. The open adoptions are good for the child who may later on in life want to contact some of these people in his or her life.
When looking for babies for adoption, it is important that an adoptive family choose an agency, which is duly registered, and which operates with set adoption laws . You should unquestionably do your homework and check out the agency quite thoroughly . Other things to confirm with the agencies before starting the official process of adopting a baby with them is whether they handle the type of adoptions that fits them best . This includes a domestic adoption, international adoptions, open adoptions or confidential adoptions.
Sadly, there are so many disturbing issues that this brings to mind. Selling children over the internet equates easily to trafficking of children over the internet.
Kerry and Niels- Are the folks behind these internet adoption offers..adoption agencies masquerading similar to adoption.com who is owned by...an attorney or folks like the site owner of Guatadopt, who once worked for an adoption agency alongside Thanasis (Teo) Kollias (as per your PPL archives)?
It seems to me that this particular website is mostly into spreading as many baby related articles as possible, in order to sell baby items. So unlike Kelly Caldwell, running a Guatadopt while at the same time working for Children of the World, Inc., and unlike Dale R Gwilliam, a lawyer (censured by the supreme court of Arizona) and owner of adoption.com, this particular website is not apparently not run by someone with a direct business interest in adoption.
Still it is interesting to see how people make money out of the sentiments surrounding adoption. With so many websites praising adoption, or trying to make a buck by pressing certain sentiments, it's hard for us not to see our message drowned out by commercial interests.
Although many of these "blogs" have nothing to do with the adoption industry, per se... much can be learned by reading what they present.
Found in another "commercial interest" resource that posts "Adoption Foster Care" as its title, with the following being the content:
What's a super-easy way to start a home-based business, with virtually zero money, and no obligation to pay workers who "volunteer"?
Hint: it starts with the letter N... ends with on-profit, and produces very nice salaries for those in key positions. [They also rely heavily on generous do-gooders and tax-deductible donations. Another great feature: one can balloon, or "umbrella", and one with a professional license, say.... "LCW"... can earn a competative salary, through a non-profit agency doing really well with donations and a "pay for service fees" type of business.