Steps to an Adoption

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Step-by-Step Guidelines

My husband and I are in the beginning stage of pursuing adoption. Although we are familiar with various types of, private, agency, international, open, etc., we are not sure... [more]

Making a Plan

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]

The Adoption Homestudy

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]

Finding Your Child

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]

Adoption Agency

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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julia - 4 years ago
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ca fait 12 ans que j essaie d adopter un enfant en haiti . #1
nancy - 4 years ago
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we both love kids..i have a 17 yr old..who lives with her dad..i had tubes tied..i know in my heart dave would be a great dad #2

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