History of Same-Sex Adoption Same-Sex adoption is such a massive part of the adoption industry today that it's almost hard to believe that being LGBTQ+2 was looked down upon at one point in time. Sadly, the history of same-sex adoption is a brief one. Most of the history can be traced to the last 40… Continue reading Same-Sex Adoption at Adoptions From The Heart
June is Pride Month, and it is the perfect time to celebrate the progression of LGBTQ rights, which gives all kinds of families a beautiful way to expand through adoption. Historically, the government and many groups of people were not kind to LGBTQ people. Therefore, most of the changes that led to the right… Continue reading LGBTQ Adoption History
Adoption laws vary greatly from state to state. It’s best to learn your state’s specific adoption laws. If you end up getting matched with a child outside of your state, you should familiarize yourself with the adoption laws of that state as well. One aspect of adoption law that varies the most is the revocation… Continue reading Pennsylvania Revocation Period
When we think of adoption, we think of someone choosing to grow their family. We think of the expectant mother who wants to give her child a better life. We think of a child receiving love from all angles. Rarely, do we consider a person taking advantage of someone’s need or want to adopt. It… Continue reading How to Spot An Adoption Scam
What is Second Parent Adoption? As defined by the Human Rights Campaign, “a second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights. In this way, the child comes to have two legal parents. It also typically grants adoptive parents the same rights as biological parents in… Continue reading Second Parent Adoption: LGBTQ Edition
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Adoptive families come in all shapes and sizes. There are single parents, couples, same-sex couples and domestic partners. Some families already have birth or adopted children and others might just be beginning to grow their family. Requirements for the adoptive parents differ from state to state and country to country depending on where you are… Continue reading Adoption Laws and Requirements: Domestic Adoption Compared to International Adoption
There are a lot of questions that many adoptive families may have before deciding to adopt a child. One very common question is, “Will I get maternity leave and be able to stay home to care for my new child?” As adoption professionals, we wish the answer was YES but the answer is really… Probably,… Continue reading Adoption Leave and Knowing Your Options
Raising a child as a single parent might be viewed by others as an “unconventional” life choice but to mothers and fathers who choose to do it on their own; they just want to make their dream into reality. Single men and women want to adopt a child for many of the same reasons that… Continue reading Adopting As a Single Parent by Choice, Making Dreams into Reality!
In November 2006, The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute published an article titled, Safeguarding the Rights and Well-Being of Birthparents in the Adoption Process. This work highlighted the changes that have taken place in adoption practices and how it is important to protect the rights of birthparents along each step of the adoption journey. Adoption… Continue reading Open Adoption: The Birth Parent Perspective