Choosing a Family

 Choosing a Family

No doubt you already have a mental picture of an ideal home and family for your child. The adoption process is designed to help make that picture a reality, by providing you with the opportunity to choose a family for your baby. The following questions are designed to help you make that reality possible.

Questions to Ask a Potential Adoptive Couple:

  • How long have you been married?
  • What makes your marriage work?
  • How many other children do you have, or plan to have?
  • What led to your interest in adoption?
  • Do you have any pets, and if so, how many and what kind?
  • Where do you live. Can you describe the general environment and living conditions, including what the local community is like?
  • Do you have any immediate or long-term plans to relocate?
  • Are you a member of a church. If so, what is the denomination and what are your personal views on religion?
  • How much contact do you expect to have with me?
  • What is you educational background?
  • What do you do for a living?
  • Do both of you plan to work after adopting a child?
  • What do you think will make you excellent parents?
  • Describe your extended family. How much contact do you expect to have with them?
  • With whom will your child be spending most of his/her time?
  • What experience through family and friends do you have with adoption?
  • What are your hobbies, interests, and long term goals for your family?
  • What type of education do you intend to provide for your child?
  • Do you have a college savings plan in place for your children?
  • What methods do you use to resolve conflict?
  • What are your values regarding discipline?
  • What kind of future do you envision for your adopted child?
Last Updated: 1/2014