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Adoption Advice: My Daughter is Pregnant

The content of this article is based almost entirely on the advice and experience of parents whose daughters worked with our firm to create an adoption plan.  Some of these women ultimately chose to parent their child.  Of course, one short article will not answer all of your questions; therefore, we invite you to contact our office anytime for free, confidential information.  We work with women and families across t...
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Should I Keep My Baby?

If you’ve found this blog post, you’re likely pregnant, the pregnancy wasn’t planned, and you might be asking yourself “Should I keep my baby?”  We’ve worked with many women over the years who have considered adoption. For some women, adoption is the right choice, while other women will choose to parent.  This article addresses some of the things you should consider if you’re pregnant and asking yourself if you shoul...
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3 Things to Know About Open Adoption Services

Open Adoption Can Mean Many Things If you choose an open adoption, you and the adoptive family will work together to create a plan for future contact. Each situation is different, and it is extremely important that you are honest with both yourself and the adoptive parents about your wishes. This will help ensure a long-lasting relationship that is comfortable with everyone. Some birth mothers want to have regular co...
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Making an Adoption Plan: 3 Reasons to Be Honest About Drugs and Alcohol

When you’re making an adoption plan for your baby, it’s really important to be honest about drugs and alcohol use.  Here are three reasons why honesty is the best policy: You want to choose the right family to adopt your baby Honesty will help protect you and your baby Get medical help to treat addiction Choose the right family to adopt your baby You should be honest about drugs and alcohol use because th...
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Making An Adoption Plan For Your Baby: Adoption Agencies and Alternatives

You’re pregnant, and you are considering placing your baby for adoption. Of course, you want the best for your child, but you need to learn more about your options in order to make the best adoption plan. An adoption agency is just one of the options available to you as you begin your search for adoptive parents for your baby. Adoption Agencies It’s important to work with people who have your child’s best interests i...
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Open Adoption: Can I See My Child?

Can I See My Child in An Open Adoption? Each open adoption can look very different, depending on the birth mother, the adoptive family, and the child involved. When you’re making an adoption plan, you can choose what kind of contact you’d like to have with the adoptive family and with your child. For example, you might decide to have regular updates from the adoptive parents, especially when your child is small. You ...
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Considering Doing Adoption On Your Own? There Are Risks.

An adoption is a life-changing event for three parties: the child, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents. The process of creating an adoption plan is one that will shape the rest of an adopted child’s life, so it’s necessary to be thoughtful about your expectations. While you can certainly find inexpensive do-it-yourself adoption information online, it’s important to ensure that you have all of your legal docum...
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How to Find The Right Family to Adopt Your Baby

If you’re considering putting your baby up for adoption, how do you find the right family to be your child’s adoptive parents? Choosing your baby’s family is a huge decision and it can seem quite daunting. It’s also inspiring to be able to help another family fulfill their dreams of parenthood. Asking good questions can help you decide on your child’s adoptive family. Finances and Lifestyle What sort of life do you w...
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Professional Adoption Help, Why It’s Important

  With support from an adoption law firm, you can feel confident in the adoption process. When you’re giving a baby up for adoption, you need to have adoption help. Some of this help might come in the form of support from your friends and family. However, since adoption is a legal process, you also need to work with a trusted legal professional like me or an adoption agency so that you can complete all of the le...
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