What if I decide to request placement through a State, County, or private agency?
If you decide to use the placement services of an agency, a social worker will be assigned to help you. You may choose to participate in selecting the adoptive family by reading home studies or meeting families. Also, you may allow the agency to decide who the adoptive family will be. If you require medical or financial assistance, the agency worker can assist in identifying resources, which may be of help to you. Ongoing counseling is also given in preparation for the child’s birth and what can be expected after the baby is born.