Choosing an Adoption Attorney

Choosing an Adoption Attorney

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

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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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Choosing an Adoptive 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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Non-placement for adoption

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…

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How does adoption work

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…

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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…

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What are the adoption options

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 types of adoptions for you…

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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 birth…

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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…

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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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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 either to…

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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 or adoption attorney….

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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. The interaction…

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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:   A…

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Young couple getting financial assistance for their 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 fees, and…

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