It can be quite intimidating when beginning the adoption process to balance the building of your family and the idea of meeting a need in the world. In addition, there are always rumors of unethical adoption practices and challenging ideas about what adoptive parents should or should not be doing. Do you prioritize adopting the most statistically “needy” children or what you feel would be best or easiest for your family? These are weighty questions that every adoptive family has to ask. This is a list of resources and ideas that one adoptive family at Summit has found very helpful in sorting through the ethics of adoption.
For more information about international adoption—permanent placement of an infant or child born in another country—click below for a list of organizations and frequently asked questions.