Frustrated adoptive parents have been heard to claim that they feel they should have a "right" to adopt, and they demand the cooperation of others in protecting those rights. Although it is true that everyone has a "right" to desire and to attempt an adoption, from a practical standpoint, no one has an absolute "right" to adopt.
As you do your research and examine the rules and guidelines that are imposed by different adoption agencies on adoptive parents, you will begin to recognize the interaction that exists between the following four levels of qualification criteria that must be satisfied in order for any adoption to take place:
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