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Medical Marijuana Used as Reason to Deny Child Custody

An El Paso couple believes that they were abruptly turned down for the adoption of their great-granddaughter because they are medical marijuana users, as reported by KOAA News 5 for Colorado Springs ...

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

In the United States, government officials have created something that is often referred to as the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC.) This agreement is enacted in all 50 states ...

Older Parents Refill Their Empty Nests Through Adoption

When parents hit 45 or 50-years-old, they are normally at the point where they start to experience empty-nesting. Their children have grown up and are out of the house at college or working a ...

American Missionary Adoption of Indian Child Complete After 4 Years

A Messiah College graduate finally brought her adopted son from his birth country of India to the U.S. after a four-year international adoption battle, requiring tireless work with courts in both ...

Indian Welfare Laws Prevent Child From Staying with Adoptive Parents

Indian welfare laws that recently placed the custody of a two year old little girl with her biological father and removed her from her adoptive home, is being challenged by the adoptive parents, as ...

TV Show Causes Stir Amongst Adoption Community

One popular TV show is creating quite a stir in the adoption community. In the show, one of the main characters, who is still in high school, becomes pregnant and then decides to give her child up for ...

Process of Adoption Undergoing Changes

When you are deciding whether to adopt a child, you may have spoken with friends, family and other couples that have gone through the process. While you may hear some horror stories about adoptions ...

Families Able to Work Together to Resolve Adoption Conflict

One woman has finally won the battle to keep the three-year-old girl that she has been caring for since birth. Stacey Doss, who works as a public relations consultant, has been the adoptive mother to ...

Tax Credit Available to Adoptive Parents

Although adoption is a selfless gesture to a needy child, it does carry with it serious economic choices. Just adopting a child can cost between zero to $40,000, according to the U.S. Department of ...

Foreign Adoption Procedures Streamlined

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reportedly streamlined the process for finalizing international adoptions. Normally, children enter the U.S. without a “full and final” designation when only one ...

Step Parent Adoption Process

Although it isn't as common, it is possible to complete a step parent adoption if you go through the appropriate legal channels. The most important step to obtaining adoption papers is to get the ...

Four Year Old May be Returned to Birth Mother

Procedural errors made in an adoption, necessary to Missouri state adoption laws, may eventually return a child to his birth mother, as reported by the Associated Press for Google News. While the ...

Same-Sex Couple Adoption Invalid in North Carolina

The North Carolina Supreme Court has reportedly outlawed same-sex couple adoptions. The matter came up due to some judges reportedly have been violating the uniform adoption laws by issuing adoption ...

Couple to Share Adoption Experience

Molly and Michael Turner have always agreed on one thing - that they want to adopt children. Starting in March 2008 the couple took in four children from Texas, in addition to a daughter that is their ...

Family May Finalize Adoption of Haitian Boy

A Visalia, California family has been trying to adopt a Haitian boy after he was removed from the area when the earthquake occurred in January. Now, they may be at the final steps. The couple is ...

Sandra Bullock Says Adoption Was Destined

In an exclusive interview with the "Today" show, actress Sandra Bullock said she is convinced she was destined to adopt a baby boy after her divorce from Jesse James. She told reporters that she began ...

California Woman in Child Custody Battle with Ohio Man

A California woman is facing the possibility of relinquishing a girl she has been trying to adopt for 18 months while an Ohio court considers the biological father's custody claim. Stacey Doss has ...

Types of Adoption

If you are interested in expanding your family through adoption, it’s in your best interest to hire an experienced adoption attorney to represent you. Adoption is truly one of life’s most rewarding ...

Why Hire an Adoption Attorney?

Adoption can be a truly rewarding experience. But while the end result of adoption will be one of the most joyous moments of your life, the process of getting to that point is long and complex. If you ...

U.S. Foreign Adoptions Decrease in 2009

According to a recent report, the number of foreign children adopted by Americans fell by 27% in 2009. The report indicates that foreign adoption reached the lowest level since 1996. Adoption ...

Michigan Has Adoption Day

In the state of Michigan, this past Tuesday was a very special day for hundreds of families as it was Michigan Adoption Day. Across the state, emotions were high in several courtroom this week, ...

Adoption: Steps You Can Take to Make Adoption Easier

If you or someone you know is looking to adopt a child, you may be wondering what the adoption process is like. This is perfectly normal as most people are unaware of the legalities and complexities ...

North Carolina Approves Same-Sex Adoption

On August 19th, A North Carolina appeals court ruled in favor of a same-sex adoption. The court's ruling stated that a state senator's adoption of her former domestic partner's child could not be ...

Poll Reports that Florida is "OK" with Gay Adoption

In Tallahassee, Florida, a poll was recently conducted by Quinnipiac University. The University asked poll participants to identify whether they were OK with gay and lesbian adoption. The poll results ...

Grandmother Granted Custody Despite Arkansas Unmarried Couple Adoption Ban

An Oklahoma woman has won temporary custody of her grandchild after a lawsuit was filed that challenged a new Arkansas law that bans unmarried couples from adopting children. Sheila Cole of Tulsa, ...
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