Adoption is a wonderful gift for a family and a child. Being able to give a child a loving and permanent home is something that many families in Iowa do. However, adoption is a legal process that can be complex and confusing. Not to mention that it can be costly and time-consuming, but in the end, the payoff is pretty amazing. A big issue facing many families who are trying to adopt is the perseverance of myths surrounding the process. That is why it is important to debunk them.

A common myth is that a family has to be perfect to adopt, according to Adoptive Families. This myth may be something that came before legal changes that now allow any family type, gender or age to adopt. As long as the adoptive parent or parents are of legal age, can provide for the child financially and can pass background checks, adoption is possible. Nobody expects adoptive parents to be perfect. 

Show Hope reports that many people believe only older children are available for adoption and it is impossible to adopt a baby. The truth is there are many babies and newborns available for adoption. While there certainly are plenty of older children who also need homes, infants are still available if that is what a family is looking for.

Adoption is a serious process. It requires a firm commitment. It can take time due to the legal nature, but adoptive parents usually report that the process ends with plenty of happiness. This information is for education and is not legal advice.