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An Overview of Adoption Laws in the us

March 12, 2018

Adoption laws in the United States vary vastly from state to state, and the local rules even from agency to agency. However, there are a few good guidelines that the perspective adoptive parents need to look at as well. The adoptive parents must be able to meet certain criteria before they are ready to adopt, […]

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How to File for Adoption without an Attorney

March 11, 2018

Adoption law differs from state to state, so only a general description of the process can be offered here.  For more specific information, it would be necessary to consult the relevant law in your state. Let’s take as an example of an adoption you might file yourself (called an “adoption pro se”), a case where […]

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Adoption Process for a second Parent

March 11, 2018

Second parent adoption is becoming a more common occurrence. It gives same sex parents an option to have rights without the other partner relinquishing rights. It is not been made law in all states, but many have been granted and many are in the court system currently. One of the first things to do when […]

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How to Select an Adoption Agency or Attorney

March 10, 2018

When your family makes the decision to adopt, you’ll need to choose an adoption agency or an attorney—or possibly both—to work with.  Needless to say this is a very important decision, as the adoption process can be quite complex and you want to make sure every step along the way is handled correctly. First, let’s […]

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Circumstances when Adoptions can be Overturned

March 10, 2018

To overturn or nullify an adoption basically means to undo it, to take the child back out of the custody of the adoptive parents and return him or her to the birth parents. There is a very strong presumption against doing this.  Courts strongly prefer that once an adoption is finalized, it remain permanently in […]

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How same Sex Couples Face Adoption Hurdles

March 10, 2018

Alternative lifestyles are the accepted norm in Western culture with few exceptions. Marriage is now legal in a selection of European countries, in some states in the USA and other nations are debating the issue with a view to legislative changes to enable legal recognition of same sex marriages. This leaves few of the main […]

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Requirements to be an Adoptive Parent

March 10, 2018

Adoption can be a very lengthy process and it is always an emotion one simply because all the parties involved want the best for the child in question. It is this basic assumption that drives the rules or requirements that are set in place to determine who is fit to become an adoptive parent. These […]

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Adoption should you tell your Child they are Adopted

March 10, 2018

Should you tell your child that they are adopted? Absolutely. The answer of whether or not to tell your children that they are adopted is always yes. However, there are other questions. When should you tell them? How should you tell them? How much should you tell them? Telling children that they are adopted is […]

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How to become an Adoption Agent

March 9, 2018

An adoption agent can be viewed as the mediator between the child, the adoptive parents and in some cases the birth parents. The adoption agent must responsibly seek the best interest of the child in question while bearing in mind the policies of the adoption agency and the wishes of the birth parents if they […]

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How to Select an Adoption Agency or Attorney

March 9, 2018

Many prospective adoptive parents seem to think that the cards are stacked against them in the entire adoption process and this perception makes them less willing to ask questions and make demands on their adoption agency or attorney. In fact, adoptive parents not only have the right but the responsibility to ensure that the agent […]

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