Questions about Open Adoption

First, I do know this is a difficult situation, and it is wonderful that you have been able to step up to parent your step-grandchildren. All the research shows that children are never confused about who...
The Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is an adoption agency licensed in California, Texas, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, and Connecticut. As one of the few agencies with a national outreach...
Although it varies by state, in most states there is a limited time (never more than 30 days) when a birthparent can decide to reclaim a baby placed for adoption. In voluntary infant adoption this does not...
Yes, it is possible to adopt a child from a mother who wants to voluntarily relinquish her parental rights. But this can not be done unless the birthfather also agreed to the adoption, and the termination of...
In order to adopt a child from another state you must have an agency or attorney facilitate the paperwork for an ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Protection of children) in both states. If the agency or...
The laws vary from state to state regarding how old a person must be to adopt. The IAC's agency policy is that adoptive parents must be at least 21 years old to adopt through our agency.
If your friend decides to make an adoption plan and wants to place the child with you, it may be possible for you to adopt the baby. The birthfather would also need to agree to the adoption. You would need to...
There are many older children who need adoptive families. You would need to work with the Department of Children and Family Services in your state or with an agency that specializes in placing older children....
The average wait time to adopt a newborn infant at the IAC is 14.8 months. The wait time starts once a family completes a home study and Adotpion Letter/online profile and ends when they have a baby placed in...
In open adoption the birthparent chooses the adoptive parents. The adoptive parents then decide if this is a good match for them. If not, they can decide to unmatch with the birthparents. In closed...
This would be an international adoption. The IAC only does domestic adoptions where both the adoptive parents, the birthparents and the baby are resident in the United States. First, it is important to note...
Unfortunately, the IAC, and many other adoption agencies, do not allow gender selection. This reason for this is that most birthparents are in a crisis situation and are especially sensitive to rejection. We...
It is possible to adopt a baby if the developmentally disabled pregnant woman wants to place the child (not just her sister) and is deemed competent to sign relinquishments. If they are not considered...
A judge might order a contact (open adoption) agreement over your objections, but probably not. Although I don't know the particular circumstances of why the children were removed, you should think...
Although there are babies available for adoption, the adoption plans are made before the baby is born. A match is made between a birth parent, and an adoptive parent before the baby is born and then the...

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