How to Adopt
In this section you will find basic resources about who can adopt, things to consider before adoption, an explanation of the many adoption choices available (including domestic, foster care, intercountry, and open adoption), home study requirements, finding an agency, adoption by different types of families (including single; stepparent; transracial/transcultural; kin/relative; military; or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) families), and assistance with adoption expenses.
- Who can adopt?
- Making the decision to adopt
- What are my choices in adoption?
- Who are the children waiting for families?
- Home study
- Finding an adoption agency
- Adoption by family type
- Adoption costs and sources of financial support
- Open adoption and contact with birth family
- Laws related to adoption
|Adoption: Where Do I Start?|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2010 - 8 pages|
|This factsheet is an introduction to the many paths to building your family through adoption. It will give you an understanding of the basics in any adoption process and guide you to resources at each step.|