Holding a newborn is among the greatest joys in life.

Adoption agencies all over the U.S. are looking for people to help with newborns who are in transition for adoption, or awaiting the biological birth mother to make a final decision about adoption. In the meantime, while big decisions are being made, newborn babies still need round the clock care.

That is where you might be able to help. According to ABCNews.com,

“Agencies are not exactly the best funded today, so volunteers are more important probably than they have ever been,” Adam Pertman, president of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, told ABC News. “All agencies over the years have certainly needed volunteers but…the need has grown. Volunteers have become more and more essential.”

While this is not a long-term care situation, your snuggles and forehead kisses can help newborns have a great start to a new life here on Earth, which they, and all babies, deserve.

If you're interested, there is a process to go through, including background and in-home checks. Click HERE for a national directory of adoption organizations.