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International Adoption Process: FAQ's - FindLaw

Is it legal to adopt from another country?

Yes. This is called "intercountry adoption," but many know it as " international adoption. " The international adoption process is governed by three different sets of laws:

the U.S. federal adoption laws;

the adoption laws of the country from which you are adopting; and

the laws of where you live (U.S. state, territory, or country).

Be sure to...

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Date: 2018-03-20 17:18:25

Independent Adoption - FindLaw

Independent Adoption

Independent Adoption Overview

One of the many selling points of independent adoption is that it allows both the adoptive parents as well as the birth parents to keep control over the entire adoption process. However, despite this advantage, there are disadvantages and risks that are associated with independent adoptions that do not occur in agency adoption. In addition,...

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Date: 2018-03-20 17:48:19

Foster Care: Background and History - FindLaw

Foster Care: Background and History

Foster Care: Background and History

The placement of children in foster care homes is a concept that goes as far back as the Torah and Bible , which refers to caring for dependent children as a duty under law. The Quran carried on this tradition of caring for orphans and widows. Early Christian church records indicate orphaned children lived with widows who...

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Date: 2018-03-20 16:54:45

Safe Haven Laws - FindLaw

Safe Haven Laws

Safe Haven Laws

There have been countless stories of mothers leaving their unwanted newborn babies in unsafe places like dumpsters or on the side of roadways, mostly out of fear or desperation. To prevent mothers from abandoning their babies, states have enacted safe haven laws that allow mothers to leave their unwanted babies in designated locations such as hospitals or churches...

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Date: 2018-03-20 16:52:55

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