Adoption is a beautiful way to start or expand a family. However, the adoption process can be overwhelming and expensive. One approach to help hopeful adoptive families increase their chances of finding an expecting mom and having a quicker and less expensive adoption is through adoption outreach. In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of adoption outreach.
Pros of Adoption Outreach
Adoption outreach is a way for adoptive families to present themselves in front of expecting mothers considering adoption. Typically, this is done through social media, creating a website, advertising, signing up with adoption attorneys who can match you with expecting moms, and telling family and friends. In this week’s video, I explain that putting in the effort and extra work required for adoption outreach can benefit families by increasing their odds of having a less expensive and faster adoption. Here are some other benefits of adoption outreach:
- More Opportunities
There are many adopting families on adoption agencies’ waiting lists for every expecting mom that comes in the door. When adoptive families do their own outreach, they only need to find one expecting mom. Thus, it increases their odds and opportunities to be in front of an expecting mom who is looking at adoption.
- Empowered Expecting Moms
Nowadays, more and more expecting moms are finding their own families. They are more empowered and tech-savvy, and they use social media to search for prospective adoptive parents. By doing their own outreach, adoptive families increase their chances of being found by expecting moms.
- Faster Process
The adoption process with an adoption agency can take up to two years or more. By doing their own outreach, adoptive families are increasing their opportunity to connect with a number of expecting moms. Therefore, they’re increasing their odds of the adoption happening more quickly.
Cons of Adoption Outreach
While there are many benefits of adoption outreach, some adoptive families may still hesitate to try it. Here are some cons of adoption outreach:
- Lack of Awareness
Many adoptive families are not aware that adoption outreach is an option they can explore. Traditional adoptions through agencies are usually the first approach that comes to mind. This is why it’s essential to consult with professionals in the field who can lay out all their options.
- Extra Work
Adoption outreach requires effort and extra work from adoptive families. Some families may not have the time, energy, or resources to do it, or they may prefer to leave it to professionals. Outreach is not for every family, and that’s okay.
Adoption outreach is a viable option for adoptive families looking to increase their chances of connecting with an expecting mom and having a quicker and less expensive adoption. It can provide more opportunities, empower expecting moms, and speed up the process. Regardless of the approach, the most important thing is for adoptive families to educate themselves on their options, seek support from professionals, and follow their hearts to build their dream family.
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