If you have been thinking about adoption and you are serious about making it happen, why not get the ball rolling this holiday season. You will most likely not have time to get all the paperwork done in order to adopt a child in need this holiday season, but you can plan to make it happen in time for next Christmas.
When you have decided to adopt a child, you will need to decide whether to use an agency or adopt the child independently. Many people prefer to use an agency, as the hard work of finding the child will have been done. The agency will also take care of all the procedures involved in adoption including preparing you and arranging for a home study with a social worker.