The most popular type of adoption has come to be private adoption. Most infant adoptions are done primarily through an adoption professional such as Lifetime Adoption rather than going through a state adoption agency.
A private adoption is when the birth parents choose the adoptive parents. In doing so, the child is placed directly into the home of the adoptive parents. Adoptive parents in a private adoption still must go through an extensive home study process and finalize adoption in court to make it legal.