Adopting

Whatever your family situation, adoption may be a great option to consider. The first thing you'll need to do is determine which type of domestic adoption is right for your family: foster care, older child, or infant adoption. When researching the domestic adoption process, you'll discover the average costs, time frames, and state-specific requirements. This necessary information will be your first step in the adoption process. Having a child placed in your home and immediately becoming a part of your family can be a beautiful and life-changing experience.

Throughout this journey, you'll discover that you're not alone. There are adoption professionals available across the county. They are there to help you reach your end goal of adopting domestically. They can help you navigate the paperwork, fees, and state-specific adoption laws. If you need additional support, support groups are another option. You'll find people who are in similar situations and those who have wisdom and first-hand knowledge to share with you. Their experiences can help fortify and inform you, help you more fully understand the process. Take the time you need to research all your options. The best decision you can make is an informed decision.

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Adopting Articles

Domestic and international adoptions are both reliant on the proper paperwork being filled and filed. The end justifies the means of adoption in this respect. A placement can fall through if a birth mother decides to not surrender her parental rights after birth. International adoptions can be delayed for months due to improper or belated filing of paperwork. The name of certain forms and required legal documentation may vary state to state. Some forms may also have specific...

Adopting Blogs

The waiting game
Part of the process of adopting a child through foster care is waiting for the outcome. I suppose that waiting for...
Competitive parenting
In the days before there were children in this house and Cheerios in every corner of every room, I would watch other...

Adopting Forums

How to start
So I am in the early stages attempting an independent adoption. We have gone round and round about the craziness of...
International Independent Adoption
Hello! Thought someone should get the ball rolling in here. :popcorn: We did an independent international...

Parent Profiles

This is probably one of the most stressful times in your life & for that we are so sorry. We donít have to know you to know that you are an incredible person for even considering an... [more]

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Tanisha (AL / 17 / F)
Tanisha, born January 1997, is the oldest of the sibling group and is a responsible young lady. She is very helpful in the home, and completes her chores without complaint. She... [more]

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