Children from Africa

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Guatemala is one of the most well-known countries in the world that believes adoption as one of the most remarkable processes available. It views adoption as a legal process mainly because the number of children being orphaned, abandoned or separated from their parents have dramatically been growing due to high fertility rates, endemic poverty and the shame of single parenthood. Heartbreaking as it may seem, hundreds of birthmothers in Guatemala today contact an attorney or an adoption agency to place their child for adoption only days after birth. That’s so Read more . . .

Human embryo

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Have you heard about embryo adoption? Yes, this concept is actually pretty new. It is believed to have originated from the advent of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure, also medically known as in-vitro fertilization or IVF, which involves the removal of eggs from the ovaries and fertilizing them outside of the woman’s body with the intent of conceiving new life.

Patterned from the theory of IVF, the embryo adoption is identified as a process of adopting embryos that are frozen and transferred to the woman’s womb for her to conceive. The adopting families who normally consider this process are either anonymous or are not known to the donors. Read more . . .

Handsome baby boy

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Are you an adopted child ? Or have you placed a child for adoption? Or, do you have a sibling who happens to be adopted by your parents ? If you happen to belong in any of these categories and wishes to find out more about your birth family, then you might need an adoption registry.

What precisely is an adoption registry?

As ordinarily defined, an adoption registry is a database that contains information about adoptee, birth mothers, birth fathers, adoptive family members, and anything related to adoption per se. Read more . . .

African boys with a photographer

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As you may be aware, adoption law varies from state to state, or from country to country. The laws can largely affect the adoption process, so it is highly crucial for every couple or parent wishing to adopt a child to know exactly what the adoption laws are and what do they cover and restrict.

A summary of the state adoption laws concerning particularly the consent, the parties involved, and the laws concerning the putative fathers, are listed below. Go ahead and read them. Read more . . .

Babies crawling on the floor

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Adoption is a lasting process that bonds birth families, adoptees and adoptive families forever. Just like the other processes that have to do with family matters, adoption has a number of effects that can be seen in this triad relationship. The adoptive parents, birth parents and, of course the adoptees, are extremely affected by this condition, thus one should understand each other to make the adoption process and the relationship smooth as possible. Read more . . .