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Preparing to Adopt

Adoption Information

Starting Your Adoption Research star
As you begin research for your adoption, these helpful resources are a great starting point.

Adoption – Getting Started star
What happens after you make the decision to adopt? What steps do you need to take to get the ball rolling? This article will help those beginning their adoption journeys.

Adoption Home Study Basics star
Home studies are an important part of the adoption process. While the requirements vary state by state, here is an idea of what you can expect.

Choosing Your Adoption Agency star
After you have made the exciting decision to adopt a child, the next important step is choosing your adoption agency.

Common Adoption Paperwork Mistakes star
The complexities of adoption paperwork may seem overwhelming at first, but avoiding these common mistakes will get you one step further on your adoption journey.

Coping with the Adoption Wait star
Waiting to adopt can be a long, stressful and frustrating process. Many potential adoptive parents feel sad or depressed during their journeys. How do you cope with these feelings and stay positive during the difficult wait to adopt? Read this article to find out more.

On the Adoption Fence star
Faced with infertility, and not knowing much about adoption, where do you turn? You turn to people that have been there before, and are happy to offer guidance, suggestions, and friendship.

Pursuing Single Parent Adoption star
Singles wishing to pursue an adoption go through the same process as couples. However, there are some factors to take into consideration before starting the adoption journey.

Questions for Adoption Agencies star
You've decided to adopt and you can't wait to get started. But how do you make sure you chose the right adoption agency? Here are some questions to ask adoption professionals, as well as a few tips to ensure you are working with a reputable agency.

Raising Money For Adoption star
The cost of adoption can often be overwhelming. Thanks to a readerīs e-mail, however, these ideas may help ease some of the financial burden of the adoption process.

Should I Adopt ? star
Adoption is a decision that should never be taken lightly. If you're wondering if you should adopt or not, these questions will help you determine your readiness to welcome a child into your family and your heart.

The Adoption Home Study star
The home study is one of the first steps of the adoption process.

The Visitor Debate star
Everyone wants to meet your new child as soon as possible. However, is it best to wait on welcoming guests the first few weeks home?

The Waiting Game star
These five tips have one common theme: They help pass the time when waiting for that much anticipated phone call.

What Are the Requirements to Adopt ? star
If you've decided to adopt or are considering adoption, you'll want to check out this helpful article on adoption requirements. The handy list of important documents to gather and items to complete will help take some of the stress of out the adoption process.

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