Choosing an adoption agency is a process that may present several opportunities. It is important to select the adoption professional that best meets your needs. Here is a list of suggestions to help you as the expecting mother or member of the expecting family make the right choice for your adoption agency.


  • Get referrals from friends or others who have adopted or have placed their child for adoption
  • Ask how long the agency has been working in adoption
  • Find out what services they provide before and after the adoption
  • Find out if there are any costs of the adoption that you must cover
  • If needed, ask if the agency places minority or biracial children
  • Ask the adoption agency for a list of referrals
  • Determine if the adoption agency works with open or closed adoption and the views and experience with both types.  Christian Adoptions Alliance recommends pursuing open adoptions as the healthiest option for all three members of the adoption triad.
  • Inquire about the availability and credibility of counseling
  • Learn about the adoption plan, contract, and decrees
  • See what the procedures are for finding out the health and stability of the adoptive parents. Can you review profiles, interview, and pick the family that you give to your baby.