DOMESTIC INFANT ADOPTION
Domestic adoption is the adoption of a child born in the United States by parents who are citizens of the United States. Typically, in the domestic adoption process, the birth mother chooses adoption for her baby and is matched with prospective parents who work with an adoption agency to create adoption profiles and complete other requirements. The birth mother then selects the parent(s) that she wants to adopt her baby.
This type of U.S. adoption works outside of the foster care system, which is why the domestic adoption of infants is also called domestic private adoption.