Guidelines for Choosing a Family
How long have you been married?
What makes your marriage work?
How many other children do you have, or
plan to have?
What is the source of your motivation for adopting?
Do you have any pets, and if so, how many and
Where do you live and what are the living conditions
and the general environment (standard of living, urban, country, weather,
crime, etc.)? What is your community like?
Do you have plans to move?
What is your denomination and current view and
practice of religion?
How much contact do you expect to have with
What is your educational background?
What is your current occupation–the way you earn
Will both of you work after you adopt?
What will make you good parents?
What about your extended family? How much contact
do you expect to have with them?
With whom will your child be spending the
What connections through family and friends
do you have with adoption?
What are your hobbies, interests, and goals for
What type of education would you make available
for your child?
Do you have a college savings plan for your children?
How do you handle and resolve conflict?
What is your personal philosophy towards discipline?
What kind of future do you envision for your adopted