The process of Adopting a Child can be long and taxing.
If thinking of Adopting a Child in the U.S., check your local state laws, they vary from state to state.
Also, international laws vary from country to country. Requirements to adopt internationally are usually stricter.
Some parents don’t mind an “open adoption” where the birth mother still has contact with her child.
Also, when thinking of Adopting a Child, think of the the child you have in mind, consider if you’re interested in adopting an older child, the race of the child, perhaps a child with a health problem.