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Choosing an Adoption Agency

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 the best fit for your…

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Adoption: Questions to Ask Yourself

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 to Ask Yourself: Am I…

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Guidelines for Choosing a Family

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 that picture a reality by…

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Potential Risks for Non-Placement

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. Consequently, you and your spouse could…

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The Adoption Process

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 the life a child without…

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Adoption Home Study

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 relationships, family interactions, childhood and life…

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Adoption Options

Adoption Options

There are several different types of adoptions. Brief descriptions of each are provided below: Agency Adoption: Public: Usually financially supported and managed by the state, county, or city. This option…

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Closed Adoption :  Disadvantages

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 information provided either to…

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Semi Open Adoption : Disadvantages

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 facilitated by a third party which…

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Open Adoption: Disadvantages

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 parties are shared. Interaction can…

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Benefits of Adoptions

Benefits of Adoptions

Adoption is intended to benefit everyone in the adoption triad. Many of the benefits are helpful to the birthmother and birthfather. Other benefits are directed at the child who is…

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Closed Adoption Advantages

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 identifying information provided…

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Semi-Open Adoption: Advantages

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 an adoption agency…

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Open Adoption Advantages

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 parties are shared….

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Adoption Terms to Know

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 Definitions: Adoption Decree:…

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Financial Assistance for Adoption

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 agency and legal…

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