Adoption process interview report
When I heard the clicks of heels in the hallway, I sat up attentively on the waiting couch. A pleasant looking woman came to greet me. She was in her mid fifties and introduced herself as Celeste Drury. She worked with the children home society, an adoption agency that is located in Oakland. I found Celeste through a family friend. The family friend knew my interest in learning about adoption and the criteria used for adoption processes. I was excited to meet Celeste and to learn about what she did. Settling in my chair, Celeste slightly cheered me. Celeste orphanage was licensed under the adoption agencies act. It has been in existence for many years. Children home society is in charge of providing adoption services in the entire state of California. I asked Celeste of its role and she said that it “helps parents to make informed decisions about their children, and also give tips on the adoptive parents” (Drury).
A research I had done before led me to question what “assessing” involved. I also asked if, traditional families were barred from adopting. “Currently the emphasis has been different than before” Celeste said. “In the past, the agency played a big role in assessing. In the present, the birth parents are the one who determines the adopting families. The agency is only left with the role of looking for a safe environment for the child”. Celeste report is congruent with what I had previously learned in the American adoption agency website. In the website, the author clearly indicates that a criminal analysis of a potential foster parent is considered before they are granted the right to foster a child. This goes hand in hand with the provision of a safe environment for the child.
As Celeste revealed, the agency does not assess factors for example stability of marriage, as key...