Log In Sign Up

Who chooses?


Forum: Adoption

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Adoption LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
December 4th, 2006, 10:12 AM
mrsracatoe's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,203
Send a message via Yahoo to mrsracatoe
We are going through DSS for our adoption and we are wondering who chooses us to adopt a baby. We know that the adoption agency for DSS approves the adoption but does DSS choose us to adopt a certain child or does the birth mother?
__________________







Reply With Quote
  #2  
December 4th, 2006, 08:22 PM
ShanMarie's Avatar Is it spring yet?
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 6,425
Is DSS Department of Social Services? Is it where the children foster children?

I would think that the state would let you know that they have a baby for you and see if you are interested.

I would think that if a birthmother is going to choose you, it would be thru an agency. That is how it worked for me. I went thru an agency and I was able to choose the adoptive parents.

I honestly have no experience with any state adoption other that what I have been told.

I hope that kinda helps you!!
__________________
Shannon Navy wife to Josh
Mommy to
Addison-5
Preston-3
Cameron-1



Reply With Quote
  #3  
December 12th, 2006, 12:37 AM
mrsracatoe's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,203
Send a message via Yahoo to mrsracatoe
Quote:
Is DSS Department of Social Services? Is it where the children foster children?

I would think that the state would let you know that they have a baby for you and see if you are interested.

I would think that if a birthmother is going to choose you, it would be thru an agency. That is how it worked for me. I went thru an agency and I was able to choose the adoptive parents.

I honestly have no experience with any state adoption other that what I have been told.

I hope that kinda helps you!![/b]

Yes, DSS is Department of Social Services. In my state they have their own agency for adoptions and then a separate agency for foster care. Since ours is going to be a newborn, our baby will not be placed in foster care. It will come home from the hospital with us. I was just wondering if DSS would just match us up with a baby or what? I have so many questions about everything. I guess that I will learn as I go along with the process. Its just scarey when you don't know what to expect. KWIM?
__________________







Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:17 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0