Let me tell you about The Situation. No, not the one that hangs out with Snooki on the Jersey Shore*.
I want to tell you about our agency’s Adoption Situations.
As I mentioned in a previous post, most of the time our profile gets sent out we won’t know it. In a case where a potential match is close to our APQ but is not a perfect match, we will be asked for permission to show our profile.
American Adoptions does not turn down any birth mother, but sometimes there just are not families they can present. In those cases, details about the situation are posted to a special page on their website. The situations represent a very small number of the agency’s placements and are only listed when they are unable to locate an adoptive family from their pool of waiting families. Many of the Adoption Situations include reported drug usage, medical concerns or other factors. All of them include the caveat that the fees are higher than average because of increased costs (lots of the birth mother’s are on anti-drug treatment regimens, for example).
Anyway, I wanted to share the Adoption Situations page because you do not have to be active with American Adoptions in order to be considered. You do have to have a completed and up-to-date home study and be ready to share it immediately upon request, though.
So, if you any of those situations speaks to you, send an e-mail to the agency and get started. You never know, right?
*Related: Did you know Snooki herself was adopted at birth? Snoooki and I have so much in common. We’re both adopted. We’re both pint-sized. And we’re both … oh, wait. That’s it. Adopted and short.