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People choose to adopt a child for many reasons. From couples dealing with infertility to single persons wanting to become parents, no matter what has brought you to the point of considering adoption it is an act of love and kindness. Opening your heart and home to a child in need of a loving environment can be a struggle and a blessing.

Understanding your own psychology and needs associated with wanting to be a parent and the needs of the child you adopt is essential to making a happy and healthy home. You need to research your options in regard to adoption. What type of adoption will you be most comfortable with? Open? Closed? Agency? Private? International? Maybe you are a foster parent hoping to adopt a child that has been placed in your home. Each situation requires careful consideration.

In some cases, waiting for the placement of a child can take years. Being patient and understanding the process will help you through the emotional rollercoaster that may lie ahead.

Adoption is also a legal process. Having an experienced adoption attorney can help you navigate around the legal pitfalls and keep surprises from sideswiping you. Even with a dedicated adoption lawyer, there may be road blocks, but having an attorney can make you less likely to fall prey to unscrupulous people.

We created this Web site as a resource to provide you with information about adoption, foster care and your options for bringing a child into your family. Consider your options carefully and understand them fully before moving forward.

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Towards a comprehensive Juvenile Justice law - The Hindu - 7/18/2014


Govt to ease norms for speedy adoption - Chandigarh Tribune - 7/5/2014


Changes sought on anomaly in adoption law - Irish Times - 7/2/2014


Married same-sex couples seek adoption rights - La Crosse Tribune - 7/1/2014


Ardern counters gay adoption "sleaze" claim - Gay NZ - 6/30/2014


New law opens an avenue for adoptees - HeraldNet - 6/29/2014


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