How to Adopt a Stepchild
The most common form of adoption is by a stepparent who assumes financial and legal responsibility for his/her spouse's child(ren), and the non-custodial parent is released of all parenting responsibilities. Check your state adoption laws regarding stepparent adoption. Seek advice from a...
Legal Options for Relative Caregivers - Page 4 - Standby and Permanent Guardianship
Some States: Standby and Permanent Guardianship Copyright 2002, Generations United. Reprinted with permission of Generations United http://www.gu.org/ More of this Feature ... The Beginner's Guide to Adoption
INTRODUCTION "We can't have children of our own, and we're thinking about adopting a child. We feel really nervous about what we've heard about adoption and adopted kids. Would we love an adopted child as much as a child we produce? If we decide to adopt, we have no idea how to find a... Legal Options for Caregivers - Page 5 - Subsidized Guardianship
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September 8, 2011, 5:02 am
I was adopted in a stepparent adoption at the age of 10 along with my older sister, but I never knew any other father. My bio-father left us when I was months old and my mother remarried when I was 11 months old. Throughout my growing up years, my step-dad was my dad for all practical... Adopting In Vermont
July 27, 2010, 5:31 am
Welcome to the forty-fifth post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Vermont, which is really beautiful in October. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption professional with specific questions. If you have adopted in Vermont... Recap: Adopting In the 50 States
September 7, 2010, 5:00 am
I know it's been awhile, but I finally have a recap of the series Adopting In the 50 States. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Always consult an adoption professional before making any decisions.
States That Specifically Do Not Allow Gay & Lesbian Parents to Adopt ...