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The Adoption Process: Timeline

The Adoption Process: Timeline

A general overview of how long it takes to adopt, what you need to do at each step, and when you’ll incur expenses. ...

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Adoption Cost Breakdowns

Adoption Cost Breakdowns

Adoption cost estimates — by category — plus information on federal adoption tax credits that often offset the costs, various fees, and more. ...

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How to Choose Your Adoption Agency

How to Choose Your Adoption Agency

Avoiding headaches and heartaches during the adoption process begins with choosing the right adoption agency. ...

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32 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Adoption Agency

32 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Adoption Agency

Choose the right adoption agency for your growing family by asking these questions about costs, placement, domestic adoption and international programs, and more. ...

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Surviving (and Appreciating) the Homestudy

Surviving (and Appreciating) the Homestudy

Use the homestudy to learn all about adoption. An uncomfortable process for most adopting families, the benefits of a homestudy for all those concerned are immeasurable. ...

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12 Key Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Adoption Attorney

12 Key Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Adoption Attorney

Questions to ask about an adoption attorneys qualifications, fees, and the relationship you'll have during the course of the U.S. adoption process. ...

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The Steps to Foster Adopt (or Fost Adopt)

The Steps to Foster Adopt (or Fost Adopt)

Children placed in fost/adopt homes are deemed likely to be available for adoption within a reasonable time frame. ...

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How Much Does Adoption Cost?

How Much Does Adoption Cost?

The results of the latest annual Adoptive Families Magazine Adoption Cost Survey. How much does adoption cost? The average cost, as reported in the latest Adoptive Families magazi ...

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Financing Adoption

Financing Adoption

Financing adoption is a challenge for most families. Here, we analyze the costs and show you how some families dealt with them. ...

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Personal Story: “It’s Homestudy Day and I’m Not Perfect Yet!”

Personal Story: “It’s Homestudy Day and I’m Not Perfect Yet!”

Do I need an inner Martha Stewart to prove my parental potential? ...

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