Guidelines to Choosing an Adoption Agency

  The task of choosing an adoption agency or attorney involves a number of options and possibilities. The following suggestions are designed to help both…

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Choosing an Adoption Agency

Choosing an adoption agency and/or an attorney is a task involving a number of considerations. It is important to select the adoption professional that is…

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Adoption: Questions to Ask Yourself

If you are struggling with the question of whether or not to place your child for adoption, you should ask yourself the following questions: Questions…

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Guidelines for Choosing a Family

You probably already have a mental picture of an ideal home and family for your child. The process of adoption creates an opportunity to make…

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Potential Risks for Non-Placement

  For a potential adoptive couple, it is natural to wonder if a birthmother will change her mind about putting her child up for adoption….

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The Adoption Process

Whether you have struggled with infertility, already have biological children and want to expand your family, or have the desire to make a difference in…

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Adoption Home Study

  An adoption home study generates a profile of a potential adoptive family that includes anyone living in the home. The profile includes information on…

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Adoption Options

    What are the adoption options?  You might be asking this question as potential adoptive parents or as a birthmother.  There are several different…

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Closed Adoption : Disadvantages

Closed adoption refers to an adoption process where there is no interaction between birthmothers and prospective adoptive families. In closed adoptions, there is no identifying…

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Semi Open Adoption : Disadvantages

  A semi-open adoption occurs when the potential birth mother or birth families experience non-identifying interaction with the adoptive families. In most cases, interaction is…

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Open Adoption: Disadvantages

Open adoption occurs when potential birthmothers and prospective adoptive families have personal interaction with one another. In this type of adoption, the identities of all…

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Closed Adoption Advantages

Closed adoption refers to an adoption process where there is no interaction of any kind between birthmothers and prospective adoptive families. This means that there is no…

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Semi-Open Adoption: Advantages

A semi-open adoption occurs when potential birthmothers or birth families experience non-identifying interaction with adoptive families. In most cases, interaction is facilitated by a third party, usually…

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Open Adoption Advantages

Open adoption occurs when the birth parents and prospective adoptive families are allowed to interact with one another. In this type of adoption, the identities of all…

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Adoption Terms to Know

Several terms related to the adoption process can be confusing. The following list of terms can be helpful in clarifying the language of adoption. Adoption Terms and…

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Financial Assistance for Adoption

The costs related to adoption can vary, but in most cases the amount of money necessary to pursue adoption is substantial. The costs related to adoption include…

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Adoption: Frequently Asked Questions

  How involved can I be with my baby, and will my child get a chance to contact me years from now? At the time of…

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