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Facts About Pregnancy Choices

Facts About Pregnancy Choices

Finding yourself in an unplanned pregnancy is a scary situation. Not only is your body changing, but you also have many decisions to make about your future. Deciding between adoption and abortion is a very difficult choice. Both are profoundly personal decisions that only you can choose. While the overall scheme of adoption and abortion are vast, here are a…

Important Things to Know About Contested Adoptions

Important Things to Know About Contested Adoptions

Important Things to Know About Contested Adoptions While every hopeful adoptive parent hopes that their adoption journey is as smooth as possible, there are instances when an adoption is contested. Going through a contested adoption is not only emotionally draining, but also requires much more patience. When adopting a child in Florida, every adoptive parent should know what a contested…

5 Things to Know About the Adoption Allowance

5 Things to Know About the Adoption Allowance

5 Things to Know About the Adoption Allowance You have probably heard the common myth that the government pays foster or adoptive parents to care for children. While it is true that the government provides financial assistance to children within the foster care system, it doesn’t pay anyone to care for a child. Money makes any situation a bit more…

5 Misconceptions About Teen Pregnancy and Adoption

5 Misconceptions About Teen Pregnancy and Adoption

5 Misconceptions About Teen Pregnancy and Adoption While the world still doesn’t quite understand the entire world of adoption, the same is true for teenage mothers who choose adoption for their baby. The journey of adoption is full of learning and lessons that often debunk adoption assumptions. Pregnant teens are often the most misunderstood group in the adoption world. Learn…

Questions to Ask an Adoption Agency

Questions to Ask an Adoption Agency

Questions to Ask an Adoption Agency Knowing where to start when deciding to adopt can be hard. While there is a lot of information about adoption online, it can be hard to know what steps to take first. Domestic or International? Infant or Child? One child or a sibling group? The questions can seem endless when starting the adoption process.…

What Are Some Requirements To Adopt?

What Are Some Requirements To Adopt?

What Are Some Requirements To Adopt? Every adoption story is different. The same is true for adoptive families. While prospective parents want to live up to the ideal adoptive parent, the truth is that every adoptive parent is diverse. Most of the time, adoption agencies don’t want to see perfect parents who don’t have a hair out of place. Kids…

Reasons Why People Fail the Home Study

Reasons Why People Fail the Home Study

Reasons Why People Fail the Home Study A home study is just one hurdle to jump in the adoption process. While many home studies don’t have any issues, there are some instances when a home study would fail. These failed home studies are usually few and far between, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t still happen. Learn more about…

What You Should Know About Older Parent Adoptions

What You Should Know About Older Parent Adoptions

What You Should Know About Older Parent Adoptions Couples and professionals are putting off having a family until they are in their 30s. Working on your career or ending a long infertility process can put you into the older parent category. While your age doesn’t hinder your ability to adopt, there are some things to consider when pursuing adoption as…

What to Know About Adoption Tax Credits

What to Know About Adoption Tax Credits

What to Know About Adoption Tax Credits Everyone knows that adoptions can get expensive. Many hopeful adoptive families talk about tax credits and how they can help with adoption fees. However, it is hard to know what tax credits you might be eligible for as well as when they will help your current financial situation. Learn more about these essential…