Adoption by Family Type: Single Parents
Many single parents adopt children privately or from the U.S. foster care system as well as from other countries. In this section you will find resources on single-parent adoption.
|Adopting as a Single Parent|
|Series Title:||Factsheets for Families|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway.
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|Year Published:||2013 - 15 pages|
|Discusses some of the main issues to consider when making the decision to adopt as a single person. Topics covered include considerations that might affect the decision to adopt, such as support, finances, employment; the different types of adoption, including adoption from foster care, through intercountry adoption, and through private domestic adoption; working with an adoption agency; completing the adoption and making the adjustment in your home life; and bonding with your new child.|
About Single Mother Adoption: The Role of the Single Mother in Adoption of Children From the Child Welfare System
Child Welfare League of America
Describes the significant role played by single women who adopt children from the child welfare system, especially in the adoption of older and minority children.
Information for Single People Who Are Hoping to Adopt
Explores some of the issues facing single adoptive parents and provides resources to guide them through the process.
Single Parent Adoption
Includes resources, information, and support for both domestic and international adoption.
Single Parent Adoption Is Possible
National Adoption Center
Includes adoption resources for those who wish to pursue single-parent adoption.
Single Parent Adoption: One Mom Shares the Joys and Realities
Provides a personal perspective on the experiences of single-parent adoption.
Single Parent Adoptions
The Adoption History Project
Provides a historical perspective on single-parent adoptions.