(I am unable to have children of my own and after attempting to adopt and failing miserably I would love to work with children in some way. This is why I enjoyed researching what the differences in private adoption and state-funded child placement agencies.)
There are many differences between state-funded child placement agencies and private adoption. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. When it comes to a private agency the fees for adoption or adoption cost will be more verses state funded agency they seem to not charge and if they do it is a minimal charge. Private adoptions can range anywhere from 15,000 to 50,000. The child age range of children available for adoption is very different in both of these agencies as well. In the state funded agency you are more likely to find children from one year old to eighteen years old. In the private adoption agencies you have a better chance to find age’s infant to three years old. Another huge difference between the two is wait times. With a state-funded agency it can take up to two years to terminate the birth parents rights. At times it is possible that the children will be reunited with their birth parents if they were able to rehabilitate their lives accordingly. This can be a trying process for foster parents who have time to get to know the children and then have to return them to their biological parents. With private agencies the wait time is normally three to twelve months.
American Adoptions. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.americanadoptions.com/adopt/private_or_state_adoption