The Ultimate Contemplating Adoption Quiz
by Staff
The decision to adopt should not be taken lightly. There are many factors to consider before an adoption is finalized. Take this quiz and learn about the various issues you should contemplate before and during the adoption process.

What should you do before adopting a child?

  • Grieve the loss of not being able to have a biological child.
  • Get a full medical check-up.
  • both of the above

What should you and your partner do before adopting?

  • get married
  • seek marital counseling if needed
  • both of the above

How much does it cost to raise a child to adulthood?

  • $25,000 to $50,000
  • $90,000 to $140,000
  • $140,000 to $290,000

What is likely to change once you adopt?

  • your entire lifestyle
  • your degree of busyness
  • your stress level

What type of classes should you take prior to adoption?

  • parenting classes
  • adoption classes
  • relationship classes

What difference between a biological and adoptive child should you consider?

  • Raising a child that is not blood related.
  • Missing out on important milestones and experiences.
  • both of the above

Currently, in most states, adult adoptees have _____________ to their biological birth parents and related information.

  • no access
  • limited access
  • full access

What do you need to learn if you are considering a domestic adoption?

  • adoption laws
  • parenting skills
  • both of the above

What are the different types of domestic adoptions?

  • sealed and open
  • closed, semi-open and open
  • permanent and semi-permanent

A semi-open adoption typical involves:

  • the adoptive parents meeting the birth parents
  • the adoptive parents sending updates to the birth parents
  • either of the above

Legally, an unborn baby belongs to:

  • the adoptive parents
  • the biological parents
  • the state

What is important to consider when adopting an older child?

  • They may have memories of their birth parents.
  • They may have experiences from being in foster care or an orphanage.
  • both of the above

Besides age, what other factors should you consider when adopting?

  • race and culture
  • special needs
  • both of the above

Why might you consider adopting a child with special needs?

  • You are more likely to meet the adoption requirements.
  • You get significant financial assistance.
  • both of the above

Who should you consult before adopting a child?

  • friends and family
  • co-workers and boss
  • both of the above

What should you be prepared for if you decide to adopt internationally?

  • immigration issues
  • unwanted feedback from family and friends
  • medical problems

How should you handle unwanted feedback from your friends and family concerning adoption?

  • be polite but firm
  • educate your friends and family
  • both of the above

Be prepared to handle comments and criticism from:

  • strangers
  • co-workers and your boss
  • both of the above

It's important to consider your adoptive child's _____________when approached by strangers regarding the adoption.

  • privacy
  • feelings
  • both of the above

You should begin talking about adoption to your adoptive child:

  • at an early age
  • during adolescent
  • in adulthood