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

Adoption is very expensive, depending on the kind of adoption being pursued. While there's no law that says someone's salary or hourly wages disqualify them from adopting, being able to adequately provide for the child after placement and finalization is certainly more important than being able to front the application fees and service expenses. Adopters should ask about due dates for certain fees and make sure they have a clear idea of the kind of fees that will pan out over...

Adopting Blogs

Three Years Ago Today...
Three years ago today a judge sitting in his chambers finally put his signature on a stack of papers that had been...
Birth Sibs
My mom and I made the 4 hour trek to take Pepper to see her birth siblings. (Technically they are half-siblings. I...

Adopting Forums

Confessions...
I confess that sometimes I don't like the fact that my kids have other parents out there. I have had really nasty...
Black Families Adoption Camp
I keep seeing all these adoption camps, but I haven't found one with Black families that adopted Black children. Does...

Parent Profiles

Unconditional love is what we offer you and your child. If you choose us as adoptive parents, we will raise your child as part of a loving family that will protect and care for him or her.... [more]

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Dan (PA / 18 / M)
Dan is a friendly teenager who enjoys playing and watching football. He enjoys playing video games and listening to music on his I-pad. Dan is very social and enjoys making... [more]

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