Lawyer, adopted children, new parents

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Adopting a child can seem like a cut and dry issue. There are lengthy adoption lists filled with names of children who need support and love and, there are countless caring adults who are prepared  to take in these children with open arms.   The legal adoption process looks like a simple, “win-win” situation.

If you’re considering about adopting a child, you need to consider every angle of your decision. Beyond the complicated legal implications, there are also a number of personal matters surrounding adoption that can affect you, and the child. Read more . . .

Children at Basundhara orphanage

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In reality, there are thousands of children in this world who are in need of loving families.  And, there are thousands of caring adults who have a world of love to give.  The trend toward transracial adoption has allowed these  persons to find each other and live fuller, happier lives.

Transracial adoption is the joining of children and parents  of different races.  A child of one ethnic background is placed with a caring family of a different heritage.  In the United States, where racial intolerance continues to be a concern, this process is rather crudely referred to as the “placement of children of color from another country with Caucasian adoptive parents”. Read more . . .

Caregivers and toddlers gathered in a classroom

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It’s not difficult to locate a child in need.  There are literally tens of thousands of children who are abandoned or orphaned  each year.  Locating them is easy.  However, legally adopting a child is an entirely different matter.

In the past, children without parents were relegated to live their lives in youth homes or orphanages.  In some areas of the world, orphaned and abandoned  children are sent to work camps.  On the other hand, there are countless adults yearning for the opportunity to open their hearts and homes to adopted children.  Adoption agencies can assist solve the problem by matching responsible adults with children in need. Read more . . .

Faces arranged in a poster

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One of the most selfless acts that a grown person can do is adopting a child.  If you are considering adoption, it’s important that you fully understand all of the emotional and legal implications.  It can be a lengthy and sometimes complicated process, but the profits for both you and the child will be priceless. Read more . . .

Lawyer talking to 6 children

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Adopting a child is absolutely a wonderful way to enhance your life.  It’s an incredible experience, but not an easy procedure.  There are many legal matters that must be addressed to ensure that the child’s best interests are answered.  For that reason, it’s important that potential parents enlist the assistance of adoption attorneys. Read more . . .