Mar­i­tal sta­tus

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - REAL ESTATE -

DeLoach knew her sin­gle sta­tus had no bear­ing on her moth­er­ing skills, but she won­dered if it would lower her adop­tion odds. When she met with agen­cies, she said some em­ploy­ees told her she might wait longer for a birth par­ent to se­lect her. “The wait­ing time was con­sid­er­ably higher for sin­gles,” she said.

Agen­cies might con­sider dif­fer­ent as­pects of mar­i­tal sta­tus. At The Cra­dle, Linda Hage­man, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of adop­tion ser­vices, said fac­tors they eval­u­ate in­clude past mar­riages and pre­vi­ous chal­lenges. “We re­ally want to un­der­stand what con­trib­uted to the breakup of the mar­riage, be­cause what we’re look­ing for are fam­i­lies who can pro­vide sta­ble, lov­ing, nur­tur­ing homes.”

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