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

The adoption process is expensive, time-consuming and emotionally taxing. There's no way to be prepared or perfectly suited for every situation, but by taking the time to do research on the most likely adoption situations you'll encounter during the process, you'll be ready to take the worst - and best - of adoption in stride. The first thing you should understand is the kind of adopter you'll be perceived as in the adoption community. For the most part, where you stack up...

Adopting Blogs

Not My Problem
A few months ago, an uncle called to catch up and see how my daughters and I were doing. I let him know well the girls...
The Face of a Birth Parent
Warning: †This one is not for the kids. Here is the story of someone I know, we'll call her "June". I don' t know...

Adopting Forums

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

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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Adoption Photo Listing

Jamaul (TX / 15 / M)
Jamaul is a very playful and thoughtful person. As much as he thinks about the well-being of others, he desires love and attention from a forever family. Jamaul loves... [more]

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