Adoption

Decide to adopt or give a child in adoption involves a range of complex considerations. Knowing the rules of adoption before the process will help you be sure to make the right decision for everyone involved. Below you will find basic and introductory information about the rules of adoption, including a general synthesis of who can adopt, who can give a child up for adoption, what are the laws of adoption to different States, the process of adoption, and what are the costs of adoption, among other things. To begin, select an item in the list.

Open adoption vs. Closed adoption

Open adoptions Pros and Cons

Decades ago, virtually all adoptions were “closed”. An adoption is “closed” means that there is not any contact between the adoptive parents and the biological parents of the child after the adoption is completed. In fact, it could not be contact before …
International Adoption

International Adoption

The number of americans who are trying to adopt children has markedly increased. With the reduction of children in the United States, more and more americans adopt children from other countries. This year, thousands of children came to the United States from …
Adoption and Same-Sex Couples

Adoption and Same-Sex Couples

Gay men and lesbians have always adopted, though their sexual orientation has not always been discovered. At present, the homosexual men and women are being considered more seriously as a prospective adoptive parents. This change is due to the increase in the …
Costs of Adoption: A Guide For Families

Costs of Adoption: A Guide For Families

Many potential parents are worried, as they fear not being able to meet the financial costs of adopting an infant or a minor. Although becoming a parent is rarely free (even the pregnancy and the birth of the baby can be relatively …
Who Can Adopt a Child?

Who Can Adopt a Child?

In general, any single adult or married is eligible to adopt a child. In addition, a stepparent can also adopt the child of their spouse. In approximately 17 states and the District of Columbia, there are no specific additional conditions. In some …
WHO CAN GIVE A CHILD IN ADOPTION

Who May Place a Child for Adoption?

In general, any person or entity that has legal right to do so may place a child for adoption. Persons with such right susually include the birth parents of the minor, their legal guardian, or guardian ad litem. Legal entities include state Departments of Social …