Infant adoption opportunities are, to a certain degree difficult to locate. It is, therefore, the locating of the adoption opportunity that becomes expensive. If adopters want to let someone perform this function for them, they will need to be prepared to pay someone for that service. In many states, if adopters want to keep expenses down, they can take a proactive position and participate in the "finding" part themselves (through Internet profiles and other networking tools), and then use an independent adoption attorney or adoption agency to finalize the legal part of their adoption. This will often be the least expensive method of participation in an adoption.
A very common, real-life analogy would be the washing of your car. You have the option to pull it into your driveway, pull out the hoses and vacuum, and wash your car yourself. This will cost you the expense of the water and the soap, but may consume your whole afternoon.
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