The adoption process is often confusing and difficult to navigate alone. At Luce Law, we understand that adopting a child is a meaningful milestone in your life. There are many myths about domestic and international adoption. Instead of wondering what will happen next, get real answers and real solutions from attorneys who care.
There are five things every parent should know about the adoption process before getting started.
1. Have Quality Pre-Adoption Education
It is important that you know what the process will look like, and it is important that you know about adoption in general. It is essential that you understand what to anticipate as well as some of the challenges frequently associated with adoption.
2. Different Types of Adoption Fit Different Family Needs
International adoption is different from domestic adoption. Similarly, there are different things you should know about before adopting an infant or a child with physical or cognitive challenges. Find an adoption agency that will work with you and your family.
3. Prepare for a Home Study
A home study might involve visits from a social worker, criminal background checks, financial background checks, and health reports. The nature of a home study can vary widely depending on the type of adoption and other rules that may apply.
4. Consider Costs Associated With Adoption
Adoption can cost several hundred dollars to upward of $30,000 in fees, depending on the situation. In many cases, adopting a child with special needs is less costly than adopting a healthy child. Additionally, various fees may apply to international adoptions.
5. Finalize the Adoption With Legal Counsel
Work with our knowledgeable attorneys to finalize the adoption process. Often, a number of things need to be completed before the adoption is final, including name changes and the acquisition of all necessary immigration documentation.
Get Everything Right the First Time
At Luce Law, we understand that adoption can be a challenging process for families, and we are here to make things easier. Call us at 972-346-5170 today to learn more about how we can help you.
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