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Surrogacy

February 18, 2018

Surrogacy, as defined by the New Webster’s Dictionary, is someone acting in place of another, as a deputy; or a substitute. This definition holds true on many levels when speaking of a surrogate mother, someone who carries a child for a couple who for whatever reasons, are unable. Is it fashionable to be a surrogate […]

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Reasons for Choosing an Open Adoption

February 17, 2018

The decision to give a child up for adoption is one of the toughest decisions you can make in your life.  Choosing adoption can be a very loving choice.  If you are unable to provide for your child, adoption is the best way to ensure that your child will have a bright future and a happy […]

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Adopting how to Find a Good Match

February 17, 2018

It is no longer just young married couples seeking to permanently adopt a child. Single parents, are choosing to adopt a second child, as are single professional people of both genders. The road to adopting can be long, rocky and expensive, as people try to find the ‘right’ match. Having worked as a Paralegal, I […]

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Is it possible to Unconditionally Love an Adopted Child – Yes

February 16, 2018

My husband and I had a great family, including two healthy, biological sons. For years, we thought we were done. Then, five years ago, we added our precious, adopted daughter to the mix. Throughout the adoption process, I envisioned our baby girl, pink, sweet smelling, cuddly and cute. Preparing for her was somewhat different than […]

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Choosing a Closed Adoption

February 16, 2018

There can be many reasons why a closed adoption is the best option. In terms of the biological parents, their circumstances may be improved if the child does not impact their lives in any way. A young mother, for example, may want to put the child and the circumstances into which it was born behind […]

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Can you Love an Adopted Child Unconditionally – Yes

February 16, 2018

I believe there are some people who are unable to love a child unconditionally unless it is their own child. However, I think most people can love most children unconditionally. Children are dependent on adults for all things, but especially for love. Love is what makes a child feel secure in their home. Love is […]

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How to Obtain Grants for an Adoption

February 15, 2018

The adoption process itself can sometimes be expensive, due to attorney’s fees among other things, and certainly then having a child to raise adds a significant financial burden to a family.  Usually it is solely the adoptive parents’ responsibility to come up with the necessary funds.  If they do not have the wherewithal to adopt […]

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Guide to Adopting from Foster Care

February 15, 2018

There are two main ways to adopt a child from foster care. Firstly, you can apply to become a foster parent with the hope of eventually having the first opportunity to adopt the child when adoption becomes an option. Secondly, you can choose to select a child that is already in the foster care system […]

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How to File a Petition for a second Parent Adoption

February 15, 2018

A “second parent adoption” is a form of adoption used primarily by gay couples so that the non-biological parent is an equal parent with equal rights as the biological parent.  For example, if one member of a lesbian couple is impregnated by artificial insemination and gives birth, through a second parent adoption the other party […]

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Process for Adopting a Child without an Attorney

February 14, 2018

Adopting a child is one of those things where you really don’t want to cut corners.  Most experts strongly recommend that if you are attempting to adopt a child, you obtain legal counsel, specifically an attorney who specializes in family law and adoption, as this can be one of the most complicated areas of the […]

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