After making sure that you’re ready to welcome a new member to your family, it’s time to think about which path to adoption is right for you.
One option is to adopt through the child welfare system. These are often children who were abused or neglected by their parents and thus placed under the custody of the state. Another option is to adopt internationally, although this can be a challenging and expensive process. In addition, it is also possible to adopt either independently, or through an agency. Many families also find themselves in special situations like adopting a step-child, relative, or adult.