Delaware Who may adopt? An unmarried person. Husband and wife jointly. A divorced or legally separated person. Residents of the State at the time of filing. Over age 21. Consent for adoption to be executed? Consent by the mother can be given any time after the child's birth. Consent by...
South Dakota Who may adopt? Any adult person, at least 10 years older than the adoptee. A married person who has the consent of his or her spouse, unless legally separated. Consent for adoption to be executed? No petition to terminate rights or consent to adoption may be filed until 5 days... Tennessee
Tennessee Who may adoption? Any person over age 18 who has been a resident for at least 6 months may adopt, with the following stipulations: Spouses must petition jointly. Foster parents are given first preference on adopting their foster child. Consent for adoption to be executed? No... When Is It Baby-Selling?
Money and Adoption Mention "money" in the same sentence with "adoption" and you're sure to get a wide range of reactions. Private infant adoption in the U.S. is often the target of attack, and the crux of the criticism is usually the amount of money that changes hands and for...
53, 5 kids, and Age Reversal - an Introduction
June 18, 2012, 6:03 am
Funny story. A couple of years ago when I started blogging regularly for adoption.com, I was offered a chance to blog in this Older Parent forum. I said no because I thought, well, that being "older" didn't really matter in my life. Ahem. Well, here I am, humbled, and looking forward to... Foster Care System Frustrations
March 4, 2012, 5:42 am
Yesterday I had lunch with the director of my foster care/adoption agency. We coincidentally were at the same training so it was great to lunch with her, my case worker and the adoption case worker. Our agency is undergoing a change right now, and we will no longer be taking foster-care... Get Ready for the Questions People Ask: Question #1
September 12, 2013, 12:39 pm
If you're adopting a child, you should practice your answers to questions that people will ask. Questions that people blurt out that I never thought about before I adopted. Or maybe that I thought would be asked but more subtly or, at least, would not be asked in front of my child.