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Domestic Adoption

Adoptive Families Magazine has composed a fantastic outline that describes the adoption laws for all 50 states. The information regarding each state includes, “when after birth can consent be given, when does consent become irrevocable, what birthparent expenses may be paid, can adopters advertise to birthparents, can out-of-state residents finalize an adoption and is there a putative father registry?” This information is helpful for those considering an independent adoption or an agency adoption. The main difference between the two is that in an independent adoption, the adoptive parents work strictly with an adoption attorney instead of working with an adoption agency. So, in an independent adoption (also refered to as a private adoption) when the birthmother relinquishes her parental rights, the rights go directly to the adoptive parents. When you work with an adoption agency, the parental rights are released to the agency and they in turn consent to an adoption by the adoptive parents. The chart that Adoptive Families Magazine complied is full of information that will help both adoptive parents and birthparents understand the laws of their state.  Adoptive Families state-by-state listing

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November 10, 2008 - Posted by | domestic adoption | , , ,

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