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Adoption FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about Adopting a Baby
Are you interested in adoption, but have questions you need answered? Adoption Network Law Center is here to help!
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What factors are important when selecting an adoption professional?
Choosing the right adoption professional is crucial and there are a number of factors to consider, including:
size of the organization
national presence, longevity in business, and
recent history of success
Adoption Network Law Center is not an adoption agency. It is a law center that successfully completes about 300 adoptions per year.
What Birth Parent information will we receive?
As part of the screening process, Adoption Network Law Center will obtain as much information as possible about the Birth Parents' health history, ethnicity and social background. Adoption Network Law Center will also seek a release from the Birth Mother to obtain her pre-natal medical records.
How long are Adoption Network Law Center's wait times?
On average, Adoption Network Law Center Adopting Parents are selected by a Birth Mother within 4-13 months. Adoption Network Law Center is a leading internet advertiser of adoption services, with prominent nationwide advertising campaigns to attract Birth Mothers. Adoption Network Law Center appears in the top results in leading search engines for adoption-related search terms and engages in substantial Birth Mother outreach programs. Wait times may also be affected by factors such as being gender specific or limiting the Birth Mother circumstances to which you are open.
How much does it cost to adopt a baby in the United States?
The total fees for an adoption are comprised of multiple elements. Each adoption is unique and the fees vary, but Adoption Network Law Center strives to maintain affordable adoptions while doing all they can to ensure successful results. It is important to be aware of all of the costs related to an adoption and you must make sure that the entities you compare are quoting all fees involved, not just their service fees, before you compare the bottom line. Adoption costs may include:
Adoption professionals' service fees
Marketing expenses to secure a Birth Mother
Home study fees
Birth Mother expenses
There are financial resources and programs available to help you with your adoption costs.
How does Adoption Network Law Center safeguard against Birth Mother scams and disrupted adoptions?
Adoption Network Law Center focuses on building a trusting relationship with its Birth Mothers and helping to foster a trusting relationship between the Birth Mother and her Adopting Parents. This relationship helps identify a Birth Motherís needs and helps us understand her commitment to her adoption plan.
Adoption Network Law Centerís commitment to the Birth Mother support system is extremely successful in creating a comfort level with Birth Mothers and understanding the factors and circumstances that have led her to adoption helps Adoption Network Law Center analyze her commitment to the adoption.
While there is no way to guarantee against a Birth Mother changing her mind or an unforeseen health issue with the baby, Adoption Network Law Center stands by its commitment to provide every Adopting Family with services until a successful adoption is achieved.
Adoption Network Law Center will continue to provide services at no additional cost. In addition, circumstances may provide for a refund of Birth Mother support.
How can we finance our adoption?
Adoption Network Law Center can assist you in obtaining financing for your adoption. Our Adopting Families have taken advantage of several financing programs, including:
Easy, affordable financing available
Signature loans that may cover 100% of your adoption costs:
Interest rates as low as 5.99%
No pre-payment penalties
Real estate secured loan
Interest rates, starting in the 4% range
Attractive loans to value terms
None of the costs traditionally associated with real estate secured
loans for inspections, appraisals, etc
Federal Adoption Benefits
For 2013 returns, the maximum non-refundable credit is $12,970. For more information, consult your tax professional and visit:
State Tax Credit
Some states may also offer tax credit for your adoption. Please consult with your tax professional for more information.
Military Adoption Benefit
Eligible soldiers serving on active duty may qualify for financial assistance in their adoption. For more information, visit:
Federal Benefits Adoption Assistance
Many employers offer adoption benefits for their employees, including paid leave and reimbursement for expenses. Be sure to check with your Human Resources Department to see what your employer offers.
Adoption Grants and Fundraising
Various organizations offer adoption grants based on factors such as need, religion, location or type of adoption.
Some Adopting Families get unique with their own personal fundraising efforts in their community. Contact Adoption Network Law Center to learn more.
When do Birth Parents relinquish their parental rights?
State law will determine when the Birth Parents' decision is final. Typically this cannot be done until after the baby is born. Depending on the state in which the Birth Parents reside, there may be a time frame within which the Birth Parents may rescind their relinquishment. When you are presented with an adoption opportunity, your Adoption Network Law Center Advisor will explain the legal process for the state in which your adoption will occur.
What is a home study and when should we start it?
A home study is required for every adoption. A home study is a written report of the findings from a social worker who has met with you on several occasions. If there are other people living in your home, they will also be interviewed by the social worker. The home study highlights items such as your relationships, interactions with children, neighborhood, and childhood. A home study also requires all adults living in your home to receive an FBI fingerprint background clearance. The home study helps Adoption Network Law Center and the courts determine if a stable environment exists for a family to receive an adoptive placement. The cost of a home study can vary greatly depending on the area of the country in which you reside and the adoption agency that completes it.
How do I get started? Simply call 1-800-367-2367 or complete the convenient Contact Form. Once you decide to move forward, you will be sent all the paperwork necessary to start your adoption journey.
Adopt a Beautiful Baby With Adoption Network Law Center
Call Adoption Network Law Center Today at: 1-800-367-2367
Our Adoption Consultants will be happy to discuss the adoption process with you. After discussing your interest in adoption, we will send you our free Adoption Information Kit. There is no obligation and you will receive.
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