Originally Posted by Fran101
Private adoptions I believe are different. If you find someone you know through the grapevine that is pregnant.. It's not really THAT expensive a process.
but yea, the whole domestic adoption through agencies/government and all is very expensive. Which sucks. I think the whole process needs a re-vamp.
Chances are MUCH HIGHER in this hypothetical that "you"/the birth mother would be the one to back out. It happens all the time. Which is why people tend to shy away from private adoptions (especially after those people have paid your rent, med care, prepared for this baby etc..)
The healthy babies from healthy pregnant educated (no drug/alcohol history) women looking to find adoptive parents from their unborn child (commonly young students.Juno style) ...those, in comparison to kids in foster care for example, go like hotcakes. You can basically take your pick of families. If you go to an agency while still pregnant you can search through a bunch of waiting potential families and take your pick. As well as perks like medical expenses covered etc..
Oh and if you are white? Winner winner chicken dinner.
Sad but true.
So do the potential adoptive parents pay rent, food, medical care as a type of wine and dining? Or is that kinda just...what they're supposed to do?
That seems weird to me. Unless the mom is financially strapped, why couldn't they pay their own rent? Obviously they were somehow managing before... I can see where medical coverage would be useful, because you want future baby of yours to be as healthy as possible.
This is all very...foreign, to me. Interesting, but...odd.