*Disclaimer: I am not an attorney and nothing in this article should be substituted for legal advice. I highly suggest any expectant mother who is considering adoption to retain her own legal representation who understands adoption law in the state that the adoption will be finalized as well as the state she lives in. This … Continue reading Legally Enforceable Open Adoption Contracts in the United States
While all countries differ in political climates and cultures, the United States can be lumped into a category with other countries that we can generalize as "civilized." Countries such as Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Ireland and others would all fit into this category as we have similar ethics and cultures in a broad sense of … Continue reading A Comparison in Adoption – The United States Vs. Europe
When we talk about domestic infant adoption, who do the laws, which vary by state, really protect? Do they protect the biological or expectant mother? What about the alleged or assumed father? The prospective adoptive parents? How about the child in question? There are fifty states, plus the District of Columbia, within the United States. … Continue reading A Look at the Laws: Termination of Parental Rights for Fathers and Mothers – Who Does It Protect?
Oh, and that drug problem you were convicted of 5 years ago? It's all good. As long as it was 5 years ago. Make sure you don't get busted again if you want to adopt! Other charges such as larceny, robbery, embezzlement, arson, illegal use of weapons...they're all okay. No need to worry.