Questions about Open Adoption

Your age is not a problem at all. The average age of adoptive parents in the United States is about 45 years old. At the Independent Adoption Center the average adoptive parent joins our adoption agency at...
This is an intriguing question, but one that does not have an obvious answer. Many heterosexual families who adopt do so due to infertility. Most of these families adopt their first child and then if they have...
There is no age limit for domestic adoption through the IAC. Some agencies discriminate on the basis of age, but the IAC has never had any exclusionary policies for adoptive parents based on age, marital...
The pros of open adoption are numerous including: 1. Medical information for the child 2. Information about the child's ethnic and racial background. 3. Birthparents have peace of mind being able to...
In order to adopt a baby who was born in another state you will need to get ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children) clearance from the state where the baby was born and the state where you live...
In a closed adoption there is no direct contact between the adoptive family and the birth family. There may be mediated contact in which information is shared through an intermediary such as an agency or an...
To adopt an infant domestically in the United States it takes about 12 months with most placements happening between six and 18 months. This is the time between "going on the books" when your homestudy is...
This does happen, but it is rare. In about three percent of newborn placements birthparents reclaim the baby during the period they are legally allowed to do so. It is important to note that each state has...
By definition, adoption is the legal act of permanently placing a child with someone other than the child's biological parents. "Open adoption includes the birthparents and adoptive parents meeting one another...

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