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Adopting for FREE!

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)
Did you know that you can actually adopt for FREE? According to the https://davethomasfoundation.org/learn/get-informed/" target="_blank">Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: 
1. There are currently more than 110,000 children in the US foster care system that are legally free for adoption! 
2. The average age of these children is 7 
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The Importance of Filing an Adoption Petition Quickly

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Historically, adoptive families have been slow to file for adoption. A child is placed in their home and they are overwhelmed by the excitment and responsibility of having a new child. However, there are important legal reasons that a family should file for adoption as soon as possible.

Developments in case law over the past decade have made it imperative that adoptive families file their Petitions for Adoption as soon after palcement as possible. Several cases have been decided in ...

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International Adoptions: How to Obtain A Certificate of Citizenship

Posted on December 14, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

You completed your adoption internationally, and now you are back in the US adjusting to life with a new kiddo around! What comes next? Generally you undergo some post-placement visits with your adoption agency, and you should either file for Registration Of A Foreign Birth Record or Readoption. However, have you considered obtaining a Certificate of Citizenship for your child?

Evidence of United States citizenship is important for your adopted child. For this reason, you should ob...

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Interested in Adopting QUICKLY?

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

You are interested in adoption and you want to adopt NOW? I get calls regularly from families who want to know how to expedite the match process because they have made the decision to adopt, and they are concerned it will take a year or two to meet their new family member. My response is always, "Have you considered adopting through the foster care system?" According to the Child's Bureau/Child Welfare Information Gateway (https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/foster.pdf), "of the estimated 23...

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Non-Contested Adoption Process in Ohio

Posted on November 30, 2015 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (1)

This blog is not intended to provide legal advice, and it is imperative to note that each situation is unique. The circumstances surrounding a particular adoption significantly contribute to the timeframe expected for finalization of that adoption. This blog is intended to provide general information regarding an "ordinary" non-contested adoption in Ohio.

1. When Should I Retain an Attorney?
As early as possible. If this is an independent (non-agency) adoption, paperwork will need t...

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How to Choose Your Adoption Attorney

Posted on November 22, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (1)

Every day, adoptions go through probate court fluently; however, sometimes adoptions hit a glitch or result in full-blown litigation. So, before you hire the very first attorney with whom you speak to assist in your adoption journey, do a little research to ensure you are picking the right attorney for your case. There is a common misconception that because someone is an attorney, they know "all" the laws regarding every type of legal proceeding. This is not likely. Choosing an attorney exper...

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Resources to Assist in the Cost of Adoption

Posted on November 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

While I am very pleased that the adoption tax credit is permanent, I realize that without the credit being refundable, the cost to adopt remains challenging for many. On a very regular basis, I speak with families who have been contacted by an expectant mother who wants the family to love and rear her unborn baby through an adoption plan, but the financial barriers create obstacles to see this dream come to fruition. It breaks my heart to see someone who desires to adopt walk away from a matc...

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