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Adoption is a long and emotional process

Adoption brings together a child who needs loving parents with the adults who can meet that need. For the adoptive parent, this is a beautiful situation that they are willing to work hard to make happen. We know that some adoptive parents have some questions or concerns about what the process will entail. We can answer those and help them to move through the process.

Why should you choose to adopt?

Choosing adoption can help you bring home a child you want to have in your life as well as help that child live in a protective, healthy environment. Adoption isn't for everyone, but if you think it's for you, these are a few reasons you should consider going through with the adoption.

What is the importance of a home study?

If you have decided to adopt a child from abroad, there are some things you'll need to do. You will need to submit a home study with any application you make, which shows what your home environment is like. The home study reviews you personally along with your family. This helps the foreign country's adoption services and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services determine if your home is a good, suitable place for a child.

Do you have to go to an adoption court for all adoptions?

Adoption is sometimes a long and tedious process. You may have a specific child in mind who you want to adopt or be open to fostering and adopting any child in need. Whatever the case is, it's still likely that you'll be waiting a period of time before you can bring a child home and into your family.

Adoption requires parents to give up their parental rights

Your rights as a parent are well-protected in the United States. If you give birth or are the father of a biological child, you have the right to know if your child has been born and if the mother seeks adoption. Both men and women have a say in adoption; if a father doesn't want the adoption to go through, he may end up being the sole caretaker of the child after the mother gives up her rights.

Texas attorney general claims Indian Child Welfare Act is illegal

When it comes to the adoption of a child, his or her best interests need to come first. Is a child's best interest living with his or her own culture, community or with families of the same background? It could be the case, but in the event that those people aren't available, isn't it better to get the child out of the state's care and into a loving home?

The role of the non-custodial parent in child custody arrangement

As you prepare to negotiate child custody arrangements with your spouse in Texas, you should have an understanding of the role a non-custodial parent plays in these arrangements. This is important to know in the event that you become the non-custodial parent as deemed by the court or through negotiations with your former spouse.

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