All about the Federal Family Medical and Leave Act: Who is eligible, what protections are provided, and how you can secure your leave.
Adoption can’t be finalized until after marathon of post-placement visits and termination of parental rights. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after the hearing.
A legal guide to open adoptions and open-adoption agreements.
There’s no way around it — expanding your family is expensive. Can the federal adoption tax credit help?
What to share, what to discuss, what to look for, and what to expect when you start to look for an expectant mother.
Doing your homework helps you feel comfortable with your selection. How can you find that same comfort level when you hire an adoption professional? You probably have not done that before, and you may not know anyone else who has, either. You may not know what to ask for or how to get what you need.
Special rules may apply if a child you're adopting has any Native American or Alaskan Native heritage. Here's what prospective parents need to know about the Indian Child Welfare Act, and what steps to take if ICWA applies.
What costs should you be prepared for in a domestic adoption? Our legal expert explains.
Tips from an adoption lawyer on deciding between independent and agency adoption, and on hiring the right professionals.
Our legal expert explains what gay, lesbian, and single parents need to know when building their nontraditional families during the process of adopting.
When I take my daughter of a different race to the dentist or gym, I’m often asked to provide a document confirming my parenthood. Is this OK?
The ICPC aims to facilitate cooperation between states and to ensure the placement of children in safe and suitable homes.