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What Do I Have to Buy

Getting ready for a foster child to enter your home.... [more]

Waiting Child Adoption - Finding a Child

Overview of the children who are waiting to be adopted and the process of finding a waiting child to adopt.... [more]

Pre-Placement Visits

Summary of the visits that a child with have with an adoptive family before a placement is made.... [more]

Waiting Child Adoption - Counseling

Summary of the possible need for counseling services in the adoption of a waiting child from the foster care system.... [more]

Adoption Expenses - Employee Benefits Programs

Adoptiive parents may be elegible for employee benefits for adoptions.... [more]

Adoption - How Long Will It Take?

Summary and breakdown of approximate lengths of time it takes to adopt a child.... [more]

Online Resources for the Children of Alaska

These Federally supported projects were called Statewide Automated Child Welfare Systems (SACWIS).... [more]

Legal Challenges to Adoptions

The legal expenses for the adoptive family can be extremely high.... [more]

Social Security: Your Number And Card

Information about your social security cards and numbers.... [more]

Adoption Subsidy Definitions - United States

Information and resources of definitions for adoptive parents for children with special needs.... [more]

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Hayden (TX / 14 / M)
Hayden, who prefers to go by Reid, loves to play with Legos. He is very skilled at putting them together and making all kinds of structures with the building blocks. Reid... [more]
Parent Profiles
We are Mike, Melissa and Finley from Alamo, CA. Becoming parents has been the most joyous experience of our lives and we are excited to expand our family through adoption. We... [more]
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