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Choosing the Adoptive Parents

If you are considering adoption, one of your biggest concerns may be what type of family will adopt your child.  Because there are many wonderful families who are hoping to adopt a child, you will be able to choose a family that shares your values and interests, and with whom you feel completely secure and comfortable.

Choosing Parents in a Washington Adoption

Joyce Schwensen is an experienced Washington adoption lawyer who can help you throughout the entire adoption process, including the critical step of choosing the adoptive parents.

Joyce Schwensen has assisted many families in this process, and can help you make the right choice. Call her today at (206) 367-1065 to schedule a free consultation.

The Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen helps birth mothers throughout Washington find the right parents, including in Seattle, Spokane, Vancouver and Tacoma.


Choosing the Right Family

As you plan for your child’s adoption, you will have the opportunity to select the family that will be raising your child.  This important decision requires careful thought. These are just a few factors that may be important to you in making this decision:

  • If your racial, ethnic or national heritage is important to you, you may seek a family that shares that heritage, or promises to build a life for the child that includes connections with his or her birth heritage.
  • If your religion is important to you, you may seek a family that shares that faith and is dedicated to raise the child in your faith.
  • If it is important that your child receive a strong education, you may seek a family who gives education an important place in their life.
  • If you seek an open adoption, in which you maintain contact with the child through his or her life, you may select parents that agree to a legally enforceable open adoption.

You can give these factors or any other factors whatever weight you choose.
Washington adoption attorney Joyce Schwensen can help you with your decision and help you make sure you have made the best personal choice for you and the child.


Home Study Required for Washington Adoption

For the adoptive parents to be approved they must complete a "home study." The home study involves extensive interviews, a home inspection, background checks, and other investigations into the adoptive parents. The home study must be completed by an independent third party, usually an adoption social worker.

The home study will look into the potential adoptive parents' fitness to be parents, and educate them about adoption issues and the importance of respecting the child’s birth parents. As a parent considering placing your child for adoption, you can be assured that the prospective adoptive parents introduced to you by the Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen will be carefully screened and fully prepared to be wonderful adoptive parents to your child.


Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen | Washington Adoption Attorney

If you are seeking to place your child for adoption, but have concerns about who will adopt your child, a knowledgeable Washington adoption lawyer can help you understand your options. Joyce Schwensen has helped many birth mothers with these difficult decisions, ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible. Call the Law Offices of Joyce S. Schwensen today at (206) 367-1065 for a free consultation.

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