A few years after marrying the man of my dreams, I was surprised to once again feel like an insecure single woman, willing the phone to ring.
Basic facts about domestic adoption.
View the replay of the webinar “Adoption Costs,” with Denise M. Bierly, Esq., and Sue Orban to learn about domestic, foster, and international adoption costs and funding strategies.
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by Jeanne T. Tate
Our advertising was placed, our adoption profile was ready to go, and it was only a matter of time before our 800-line started ringing with calls from expectant mothers. Yikes! Mercifully, I was prepared, thanks to the expertise of my adoption attorney, adoption consultant, and other adoptive parents. Here’s what I learned:
You’ll need an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process.
The annual number of infants adopted domestically (excluding foster and relative adoption) is estimated to be around 18,000 — far greater than the annual number of international adoptions. Moreover, the process of adopting a newborn in the United States can go more swiftly than you may imagine.
Use the home study to learn all about adoption.
Deciding on an adoption agency can be an organizational challenge. Read up on the best questions to ask before making your choice.
More and more families are starting to consider foster care. Find out why.
The elusive memory of a kindred spirit has steered me, over the years, toward the heart of my own story.
You’ve made the decision to adopt. How do you tell friends and family? Use the following letters as guides when composing your own.
What costs should you be prepared for in a domestic adoption? Our legal expert explains.
Even parents who adopt domestically need to travel. Are you ready for the journey?
Tips from an adoption lawyer on deciding between independent and agency adoption, and on hiring the right professionals.
Our legal expert explains birth father rights for alleged and presumed fathers, and what prospective adoptive parents need to consider.
We asked our reader panel: Tell us your best tip for saving money on adoption travel! What did you do to bring your adoption travel costs down?
Learn about Idaho adoption laws and find adoption agencies and attorneys who work with families in your state.