Adoption In America – An Overview Of The Adoption Process

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Each and every year in the United States alone, hundreds of thousands of children are adopted. The reasons for these adoptions are many and varied. In some cases, the parents of the adopted child may have been tragically killed in some way. In some other situations, the state may have had to step in and remove the child for one reason or another. In many other situations, unplanned pregnancy, the young age of the birth mother, or lack of resources is the reason for the adoption. Whatever the reason for the child being a candidate for adoption, one thing is for certain: there are many families out there that are …

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The Cost of Adoption

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When planning to adopt a child, you will obviously have to consider adoption costs which is largely determined by the particular type of adoption you will opt for and a couple of other variables like the placement agency type, the age of the child and the circumstances. This calls for a prospective adopting family to be fully informed and to plan depending on the probable costs they are likely to incur so as to come to an informed decision during the adoption process.The various costs are broken down as follows Type of Adoption Costs Foster care / public agency adoptions $0-$2,500 Licensed agency adoptions $5,000-$40,000+ Independent adoptions $8,000-$40,000+ Unlicensed/ facilitated …

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My Adoption Story

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Through my contacts with other adoptive parents over the years I discovered that despite our varied backgrounds, we each had something in common. That something was a deeply held desire to experience the fulfilment that comes through parenthood and to provide a loving home to a needy child. As one of 7 children, and the daughter of Colombian immigrants, family has always been a big part of my life. The importance of traditional family values was instilled in us from an early age and although we struggled financially, my siblings and I were more than compensated by the warmth of a close knit extended family. There were times, especially during …

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