We want a newborn, or very close to newborn and we wanted to retain some modicum of control. Which, when you think about it, isn't really true, we're kidding ourselves that we're more in control adopting domestically than internationally. But hey, it's my
Another reason we chose domestic was to have a semi-open or open adoption. We fall into the category of wanting to start with a semi-open and work at growing into an open adoption over time. Who knows how it will end up but that's the hope. It also helps that our adoption agency charges a flat fee to everyone in the domestic newborn program. It's under $20k, and we'll be matched in-state. It's about as easy as you can get IMO.