Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

Bringing families together is our
LIFELONG GOAL

The Perils of Private Adoption

Private or independent adoptions may seem attractive at first. No agency involvement, no restrictive qualifying criteria, just an agreement made between the parties involved. However, these type of adoptions can present a perilous situation for both the adoptive parents and birth mother.
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Private adoptions can be facilitated by an intermediary or just between the parties themselves. However, the lack of safeguards make these type of adoption agreements particularly vulnerable to dissolution.

The Perils of Private Adoption

Private or independent adoptions may seem attractive at first. No agency involvement, no restrictive qualifying criteria, just an agreement made between the parties involved. However, these type of adoptions can present a perilous situation for both the adoptive parents and birth mother.
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Private adoptions can be facilitated by an intermediary or just between the parties themselves. However, the lack of safeguards make these type of adoption agreements particularly vulnerable to dissolution.
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Why private adoptions are risky

Private Adoption Risks in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey

Most states have extensive laws regulating these types of adoption, which often necessitates more work from the adoptive parents. Careful, itemized record keeping must be done to assure finalization. In addition, private or independent adoptions are illegal in the state of Delaware.

Adoptive Family With Children

Many things contribute to the riskiness of private adoptions, including:

  • Lack of complete screening of either the adoptive or birth parents
  • Absence of counseling services
  • Facilitators do not have to be licensed or participate in a thorough accreditation process
  • Birth parents may have longer time to revoke their consent
  • Improper financial support of the birth mother may subject parents to criminal charges

Private vs. Agency Adoption

Unlike private adoption, private adoption agencies go through extensive accreditation to receive their licensing. You can also feel confident that the birth mother and child's welfare are first priority with full support for healthcare, financial, emotional needs, and more.

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Why private adoptions are risky

Private Adoption Risks in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey

Most states have extensive laws regulating these types of adoption, which often necessitates more work from the adoptive parents. Careful, itemized record keeping must be done to assure finalization. In addition, private or independent adoptions are illegal in the state of Delaware.

Adoptive Family With Children

Many things contribute to the riskiness of private adoptions, including:

  • Lack of complete screening of either the adoptive or birth parents
  • Absence of counseling services
  • Facilitators do not have to be licensed or participate in a thorough accreditation process
  • Birth parents may have longer time to revoke their consent
  • Improper financial support of the birth mother may subject parents to criminal charges

Private vs. Agency Adoption

Unlike private adoption, private adoption agencies go through extensive accreditation to receive their licensing. You can also feel confident that the birth mother and child's welfare are first priority with full support for healthcare, financial, emotional needs, and more.

Learn about Agency Adoption

Why private adoptions are risky

Private Adoption Risks in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey

Most states have extensive laws regulating these types of adoption, which often necessitates more work from the adoptive parents. Careful, itemized record keeping must be done to assure finalization. In addition, private or independent adoptions are illegal in the state of Delaware.

Adoptive Family With Children

Many things contribute to the riskiness of private adoptions, including:

  • Lack of complete screening of either the adoptive or birth parents
  • Absence of counseling services
  • Facilitators do not have to be licensed or participate in a thorough accreditation process
  • Birth parents may have longer time to revoke their consent
  • Improper financial support of the birth mother may subject parents to criminal charges

Private vs. Agency Adoption

Unlike private adoption, private adoption agencies go through extensive accreditation to receive their licensing. You can also feel confident that the birth mother and child's welfare are first priority with full support for healthcare, financial, emotional needs, and more.

Learn about Agency Adoption

Adoption ARC looks after your adoption process

At Adoption ARC, we are a full-service, non-profit child welfare agency with nearly 25 years’ experience in bringing families together. If you are seeking to enter into the adoption process in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware, we can provide compassionate and complete assistance.

Our mission is to provide lifelong reinforcement to all of our families. We offer initial counseling, prenatal services, home screenings, parenting classes and support groups. Our licensed and accredited adoption professionals carefully match adoptive parents and birth mothers, following all legal guidelines, in order to generate the best possible outcome.

From the very first phone call I knew I made the right decision. There was no judgement whatsoever. I was so afraid, but the entire staff made the process easy for me.

From the very first phone call I knew I made the right decision. There was no judgement whatsoever. I was so afraid, but the entire staff made the process easy for me.

Adoption ARC looks after your adoption process

Adoption ARC looks after your adoption process

At Adoption ARC, we are a full-service, non-profit child welfare agency with nearly 25 years’ experience in bringing families together. If you are seeking to enter into the adoption process in Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware, we can provide compassionate and complete assistance.

Our mission is to provide lifelong reinforcement to all of our families. We offer initial counseling, prenatal services, home screenings, parenting classes and support groups. Our licensed and accredited adoption professionals carefully match adoptive parents and birth mothers, following all legal guidelines, in order to generate the best possible outcome.

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy or pursuing adoption?

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy or pursuing adoption?

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We are here to help you right now

We are here to help you right now

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Whether you are pursuing the adoption of a child, facing an unplanned pregnancy, or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor for free at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of you, your family, and your child. Because we care deeply about bringing families together, the adoption process is completely free. Get in touch with us today to get started!

Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor free of charge at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of your child. Get in touch with us today to get started!

We are here to help you right now

We are here to help you right now

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Contact us any time 24/7 to learn more and discuss all of your options.

Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor free of charge at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of your child. Get in touch with us today to get started!
Whether you are pursuing the adoption of a child, facing an unplanned pregnancy, or looking for an adoptive family for your child, Adoption ARC is here for you.

You can speak with an adoption counselor for free at any time, 24/7 to help you make an informed decision that is in the best interests of you, your family, and your child. Because we care deeply about bringing families together, the adoption process is completely free. Get in touch with us today to get started!