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South Carolina State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: Any adult may be adopted provided they or their guardian give consent.Most Relevant South Carolina Statute: § 20-7-1825a... [more]

10 Steps to Realizing Your Adoption Goals

Guest Column by Mardie Caldwell, COAP We all have goals, whether we know it or not. We have goals to save for the future or to travel, to buy a home or a new car, or to purchase items we need and... [more]

The Issue - Pre-Birth Relinquishment - Adoption

Introduction Dateline: March 09, 2003 More of this Feature ... [more]

Florida State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: Adults may be adopted with consent of the person to be adopted and spouse (if married), and birth parents if they can be located. Most Relevant Florida Statutes: § 63.042 §... [more]

Can't Help But Wonder - Reader Contribution - Adoption Poetry

Contributed by: Steph I don't know who you areAnd no, you don't know meYet we share something meaningful,But it wasn't meant to beI don't need to ask questionsYet there's many on my mindAnd I suppose... [more]

10 Tips After Your Older Child Is Home

If you adopt a child over the age of two, they are considered "older" in the adoption world. These suggestions will assist you during the adjustment period between you and your new child. ... [more]

Does Older-Child Adoption Equal Special Needs?

Parents Need to be Realistic Related Resources •Take the... [more]

Italy Search Resources - search for birth family

For those searching in connection to adoptions of children from Italy, here are some country-specific resources that may help. FIGLI ADOTTIVI E GENITORI NATURALI Web community for Italian-born... [more]

How to Prepare For Your Adoption Homestudy

Whatever type of adoption you pursue, the adoption homestudy is part of the process. These are written reports compiled by social workers specially licensed for this purpose, and you should receive a... [more]

Relinquishment and Time to Revoke

Information for Placing and Adopting Parents "Relinquishment" is voluntary consent to the termination of one's parental rights to a child. It is also called "Voluntary Termination... [more]

Mississippi State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: An adult may be adopted, with consent, and subject to laws that apply to the adoption of a minor.Most Relevant Mississippi Statute: § 93-17-3(1)(see entire code )93-17-3 . Who may be... [more]

Legalized Abandonment - Safe Havens Overview

Safe Havens Overview A woman faced with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy has two options: seek an abortion, or not seek an abortion. If abortion is not an option, she has two possibilities... [more]

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