Because I’m in a unique position of having been adopted and given a child up for adoption, I think I can speak to those of you considering adoption as a way to build your family or those of you considering an adoption plan.
The first thing I say to both of you is be realistic in what you are trying to accomplish. Neither is an easy option, though both can be rewarding in their own ways. Research adoption agencies, and ask lots of questions. If you don’t like something ask them about it, and if their answers don’t work with you, look at others. Adoption can be a very rewarding experience or not so much. Pray and ask God for guidance.