Content Related To 'adoption'


Lea en español There are several types of adoption procedures that give people different options, whether they choose to adopt a child or deliver a child for adoption. Each type of adoption is specific to a circumstance and carries its own Adoption Laws. Types of adoption: Agency Adoption: Agencies assist mothers who wish to turn […]

Adoption Laws

Lea en español You may be considering adoption for a variety of reasons. You may want to legally adopt the children of a new spouse. You may be unable to build your family biologically. You may need to provide a home to the children of a sibling or other family member who has lost parental […]

Agency Adoption

Agency Adoption Versus Private Adoption Domestic adoptions essentially come in two forms: agency adoptions and private, or independent, adoptions. Agency Adoption In an agency adoption, the prospective adoptive parents contact an adoption agency. An adoption agency facilitates the identification of a birth mother, the matching of a birth mother to a prospective adoptive family, the […]

Home Study

Lea en español The first step in any adoption is for the prospective adoptive parents to have a home study conducted. In most states, a home study requires that a licensed social worker meet the prospective adoptive family to gather information to submit to the court once an adoption takes place. The social worker also […]

Termination of Parental Rights

Lea en español In any adoption, the parental rights and duties of the birth mother and any potential birth father must be terminated by the court in order for the prospective adoptive family to adopt the child. This termination may occur by law upon signing relinquishment/consent or by judicial action. In many cases, the termination […]

Family Law and Divorce

Lea en español When things aren’t going well in your family—the bonds between you and your spouse have been broken, or you’ve been unable to build a family—the emotional challenges can make it difficult to take the right steps to protect yourself. Uncertainty about what the future holds can cause significant stress and anxiety. Often, […]