My husband and I are in the beginning stage of pursuing adoption. Although we are familiar with various types of adoption...ie, private, agency, international, open, etc., we are not sure... [more]
One of the most significant steps you will take is to establish your general attitudes and philosophies about adoption. This will provide the foundation for the entire adoption experience,... [more]
Once you apply to adopt a child (whether you apply through an agency, an attorney or facilitator, or directly to the court in an independent adoption), the laws of all states require that ... [more]
Once your home study is completed, you are ready to begin the placement process — the time when a specific child is identified for your family. Depending on the type of adoption you ar... [more]
An adoption agency is a business, licensed by the state or states in which it operates, to handle the placement of children in adoptive homes.
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