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Adoption - Hiring an Attorney

The requirements for adopting a child often require the assistance of an attorney, especially in independent adoptions. Information on hiring an attorney.... [more]

Adoption Insights

An adoption finalization hearing is an experience to say the least. All the time, work, and emotions of an adoption seem to peak as you stand before the judge.... [more]

Adoption Pains

The struggle and run-around one couple went through to adopt a 3 year old orphaned girl.... [more]

Attorneys Specialize in Aiding Adoption Process

A couple attorneys who specialize in adoption discuss what they do.... [more]

Baby Nate

Family tells of their adoptions and their current situation involving some California laws.... [more]

Fair Hearings & Adoption Assistance Appeals

Settling differences between the adoption assistance applicant or recipient and the public agency administering the assistance program.... [more]

Finding Your Adoption Attorney

Tips on selecting an adoption attorney and questions that will help you determine which is right for you.... [more]

Interstate Adoption - Revocability of A Consent - Which Law Governs?

Laws concerning birth parents withdrawing their consent to an adoption.... [more]

Interstate Placements and Adoption Subsidies

Answers to commonly asked questions and concerns about who pays adoption assistance and subsidies when a child is adopted across state lines.... [more]

Interstate Placements and the Rights of Adoptive Families Under the Adoption and Safe Families Act o

The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Public Law 10589) affords an important right of appeal to prospective adoptive parents.... [more]

Post-Finalization Request for Adoption Assistance

Written agreement specifies the "amount of adoption assistance payments (if any) and the nature and amount of any other payments, services and assistance to be provided "including non-recurring adoption expenses... [more]

Step Parent Adoptions

Discusses the state laws, required consents, and steps for stepparents wishing to adopt.... [more]

The Adoption Promotion Act of 2003

Author commends legislature for recent action.... [more]

What is Interstate Compact?

An attorney describes and defines briefly the interstate compact for the placement of children.... [more]

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