How An Attorney Can Help During the Adoption Process

How An Attorney Can Help During the Adoption Process

Adopting a child is an incredibly rewarding experience, but the adoption process is not so fulfilling. Prospective parents are often surprised to find out how challenging and lengthy the adoption process can be. Fortunately, there is one way to simplify the process. Here’s how an attorney can help with your adoption: Explain Your Options Prospective […]
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The Basics of Same Sex Adoption in Ohio

The Basics of Same Sex Adoption in Ohio

Many members of the LGBT community are interested in adopting a child. In fact, it’s estimated that two million LGBT people are currently interested in welcoming an adopted child into their home. But, many LGBT prospective parents don’t know what to expect, so they may be hesitant to start the adoption process. If you’re in […]
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What Single Prospective Parents Should Consider Before Adopting

What Single Prospective Parents Should Consider Before Adopting

Many people believe that married couples are the only ones who are allowed to adopt a child, but that’s not the case. Many single men and women decide to become parents through adoption, but being a single parent is a huge responsibility. How do you know if you’re ready? Here’s what single prospective parents should […]
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How to Establish Paternity in Ohio

How to Establish Paternity in Ohio

When a married woman gives birth to a child, it is assumed that the woman’s husband is the father of the baby. But, if the mother is not married at the time of the child’s birth, the father must go through the legal process of establishing paternity in order to gain parenting rights. Here’s how […]
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Domestic vs. International Adoptions

Domestic vs. International Adoptions

Adults who have decided to adopt a child must decide whether they want to adopt domestically or internationally. Before making this decision, it’s important to learn about the pros and cons of each choice. Here’s what you should know about domestic vs. international adoptions: The Cost Prospective parents should learn about the cost of each […]
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Everything You Need to Know About Adoption Home Studies

Everything You Need to Know About Adoption Home Studies

Anyone who is interested in adopting a child must be prepared for the lengthy adoption process. One of the most important steps in the process is the home study, which is required for every adoption. Before reaching this step in the process, it’s a good idea to learn what to expect so you are completely […]
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Different Types of Adoption

Different Types of Adoption

Are you ready to welcome a child into your family? Adopting a child in Ohio can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. But, before you get to enjoy the benefits of becoming a parent, you have to decide which type of adoption is right for you and your family. Learn about […]
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Can Stepparents Adopt Stepchildren

Can Stepparents Adopt Stepchildren?

When you think of adoption, you probably think of someone working with an adoption agency to be paired with a child. However, this is not always how adoption happens. It is fairly common for stepparents to adopt their stepchildren to establish a permanent, legal relationship. If you are interested in adopting stepchildren, here’s what you […]
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Are You Eligible to Adopt a Child in Ohio

Are You Eligible to Adopt a Child in Ohio?

Many children are waiting to be adopted in Ohio. In 2012, over 1,200 children were adopted out of foster care, and another 2,600 children were still without parents. Unfortunately, many of these children will spend their childhoods in foster care and enter their adult lives without a legal parent. If you adopt a child in […]
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How to Adopt a Child in Ohio

How to Adopt a Child in Ohio

Unfortunately, there are many children in Ohio who don’t have a home. If you would like to adopt a child in Ohio, it’s important to learn about the process so you know where to start and what it entails. Remember, adoption can be time-consuming, but meeting your adopted child at the end of the process is […]
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