Starting next month, I am going to be TTC a baby for our good friends who have been dealing with infertility for 6 years. All of our 3 children were born to us, and although we have done a 2nd parent adoption for all of them, we have no idea how a "private" adoption works. The adoptive parents will take the baby home from the hospital and we will do the adoption as soon as possible. I have a few questions....
Do we NEED to use a lawyer? We have done 3 adoptions already without a lawyer, and we would really like to save $. What specifically did your lawyer do besides the paperwork?
Did the baby you were adoption go right onto your insurance after birth, the next day? Or did you have to wait for the adoption to be finalized?
If BM had a c-section, were you allowed in the OR? I would really like my wife and the 2 adoptive parents there to witness the birth.
If you have an open adoption...what does the child call his/her birthmom? I am adopted but my adoption was closed, so this wasn't an issue.
I think that's it for now....I am sure I will be back with more questions at a later date!