I would like to adopt and don't know where to start. Can you help?

I am 36, live in an apartment, have a good job and am single. I have no other children. I know it is now harder to adopt a chinese baby as a single person. How hard it is in the states? I am not catholic and heard about Catholic Charities and wondered if they allow a non-catholic to adopt. I would take an older child and know that might make this easier.

Asked By: Catwoman - 9/15/2007
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Catholic Charities is probably not going to be very successful for you. This is nothing against them, I think that they are a wonderful resource, and I wish that the prospects with them were better. The problem with CC is that they get VERY few children each year (our social worker works with them as well and told us... More
Answered By: LC - 9/17/2007
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Maybe you should look into foster care. If you feel you have lots of love to give to a child there are some out there that really could use it. It can be tough, especially if you have to give them back... but the one that isn't going back will be placed up for adoption and it will be much easier and cheaper to adopt... More
Answered By: serenedreams28 - 9/15/2007
What a great thought! My hubby and I are already a ways into the process of adopting a little boy within our state. It is very difficult to adopt as a single person, though your age may help loads. Yes, taking an older child can ease things a little... More
Answered By: Noelle© - 9/15/2007
PLease dont adopt when you cant handle it.. and if you can, I have no idea what you should do.. Im about 13 year sold XDD
Answered By: Bean - 9/15/2007
You go to charities and try to adopt. Maybe they will allow if they think you are qualified.
Answered By: r002 - 9/15/2007
Go to for more information about adopting in the United States. There are so many older children in need of a home and love, and since you are willing to adopt an older child, I think you should. Good for you for wanting to adopt! Good luck! :)
Answered By: Mr and Mrs Doe - 9/15/2007
Adopting as a single woman is definetly possible, and there are many paths you can take... More
Answered By: AH2911 - 9/15/2007
Catholic Charities won't allow a single person to adopt. contact your local DCF and ask them. I'm a single adoptive parent of 2 children, now grown up. there are lots and lots of children here in the USA that need good homes. I didn't need a lawyer and paid about $35 for each adoption when I filed the papers with... More
Answered By: wendy_da_goodlil_witch - 9/16/2007
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