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Adopting as a Single Parent
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway. |
|Year Published: 2013|
(PDF - 600 KB)
This factsheet 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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Making the Decision to Adopt
The Path to Adoption
Parenting Your Child
Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Adopting as a single parent. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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