Okay – I recognise and understand that adoption is different from guardianship, but has anyone ever considered how little actual information is in the parent profiles an expectant mother sees?
Sure lots of fun pictures, big houses, vacations, religion or not, description by each spouse about the other, but is it enough? Take a minute and google parent profiles and then pick a family to be guardians for your baby, child, or children.
Would those profiles contain enough information to make an educated decision on something so important? Would you trust the word of someone you never met before, when they said the couple you chose passed the homestudy, instead of needing to do your own research?
I doubt I would. I would need to see the criminal back-ground check, the in-depth physical and psychological profile from their doctor they have gone to for quite some time, the credit report going back at least 10 years, their debt vs assets ratio including credit card debt, their home, their employment history…just about everything about them, before I would consider trusting my child to them. Then they would have to be interviewed, short listed, re-interviewed by myself and other trusted family or friends.
What would you require?