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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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How do we feel confident when selecting an adoption entity?
Making the commitment to adopt a baby is a huge step. Choosing the right entity in todayís environment is even more crucial as adoption entities in the United States are finding themselves in financial straits and closing their doors in unprecedented numbers. To choose an entity with confidence, there are a number of factors to consider, including: size of the adoption entity, national presence, longevity in business and recent history of success. Adoption Network Law Center is not an adoption agency. It is a law center providing adoption services that successfully accomplish about 300 adoptions a year. Call today to learn more about the team's experience and proven success.
We are concerned about the health and well-being of our adopted baby. How can we be sure that we are getting the truth about our Birth Parentsí background?
Adoption Network Law Centerís Birth Mothers are required to sign a release providing their pre-natal medical records. This medical history is provided directly to Adoption Network Law Center by the physician treating the Birth Mother and subsequently provided to the Adoptive Parents selected by the Birth Mother. Adoption Network Law Center also gathers all the available background information on both the Birth Mother and Birth Father and their families of origin as it relates to medical and social history, education, likes and dislikes and more. Contact Adoption Network Law Center for detailed information regarding the Birth Mother screening process.
How does Adoption Network Law Center avoid extended wait times?
Adoption Network Law Center takes great pride in how quickly their Clients are presented with an adoption opportunity. They invest millions of dollars per year in advertising to attract Birth Mothers. Adoption Network Law Center appears within the top results on the leading search engines for thousands of adoption-related search terms and engages in substantial Birth Mother outreach programs. Adoption Network Law Center cannot guarantee how long they will need to market you to potential Birth Mothers, as the amount of time it takes can be affected by many factors. Contact an Adoption Network Law Center Adoption Consultant today to learn about how you can reduce the amount of time it takes to be selected by a Birth Mother.
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. When comparing entitiesí fees, be sure you are aware of all the related costs, and that the entities you compare are quoting all fees involved, not just their service fee, before you compare the bottom line. The primary variables include:
The adoption program you choose
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 avoid Birth Mother scams and disruptions?
Adoption Network Law Center works to avoid both scams and disruptions by offering 24/7 support to our Birth Mothers while we work to foster a strong relationship of trust between the Birth Mothers and our Adoptive Parents. When you choose to retain experienced adoption professionals, you substantially reduce the risk of falling into an adoption scam. Adoption Network Law Centerís proven adoption professionals are more likely to recognize early indications of intentional fraudulent behavior, thereby protecting Adoptive Parents from fraud. Adoption Network Law Center's commitment to the Birth Mother support system is extremely successful in creating a comfort level with Birth Mothers and has proven to be very instrumental in securing follow through with the adoption plan.
Unfortunately, disruption is a reality that comes with the adoption territory, but Adoption Network Law Center is fully committed to open and direct communication with their Adoptive Parents and they can be confident in the fact that the Adoption Network Law Center team will walk them through all aspects of their adoption journey, especially in the event of a disruption. Adoptive Parents can also be assured that it is Adoption Network Law Centerís commitment to re-market any Adoptive Parents who have experienced a disruption until Adoption Network Law Center is able to present them with another adoption opportunity.
Further, Adoption Network Law Center offers a Financial Protection Clause and in the event of a disrupted adoption opportunity that is in no way the result of any failure, fault, action or inaction on the Adoptive Parents part, the Adoptive Parents will be entitled to a refund of certain fees and expenses.* *Restrictions may apply. Contact an Adoption Network Law Center Consultant for details.
How does Adoption Network Law Center help clients to avoid failed adoptions?
Avoiding a failed adoption is one of the most important aspects of the services Adoption Network Law Center provides. They ensure that every statute, law and requirement to legally transfer parental rights to the Adoptive Parents is followed to the letter. It is Adoption Network Law Centerís job to do everything they can to ensure that the network of professionals they work with has accomplished each adoption in compliance with all governing statutes, laws and requirements for all states and circumstances involved. Call Adoption Network Law Center to learn more about the legal process of adoption.
Is there any way to save on adoption fees?
Adoption Network Law Center offers financing programs to help Adoptive Parents manage adoption-related expenses. There are multiple ways to save on your adoption fees. Below are just some of the ways you can save. Call Adoption Network Law Center today to learn more about opportunities to save on adoption expenses and fees.
Federal Adoption Tax Credit
Federal Child Tax Credit
State Tax Credit
Loans and Grants
How do we make sure the fees remain within our budget?
Adoptive Parents are allowed to place a cap on the miscellaneous fees, such as Birth Mother living expenses, based on their budget requirements.
Why should I retain Adoption Network Law Center?
Adoption Network Law Center spends millions of dollars per year marketing to Birth Mothers. As a result, most Adoptive Parents that were selected by a Birth Mother were presented with an adoption opportunity within 4 months of being marketed.* Adoption Network Law Center is fully committed to Birth Mothers as well as our Adoptive Parents. Our qualified adoption staff is available to Birth Mothers 24 hours a day to ensure the absolute best adoption experience is provided for both the Birth Mothers as well as our Adoptive Parents.
* Testimonials, endorsements, past performance and statistical data do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
When do Birth Parents relinquish their parental rights?
Birth Parents must consent to relinquish their parental rights before the Adoptive Parents may legally adopt the child. 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 Adoption 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?
Required for every adoption, the home study is a written report of the findings of the social worker who has met with the applicants on several occasions, both individually and together, usually at the social worker's office. At least one meeting will occur in the applicant's home. If there are other people living in the home, they also will be interviewed by the social worker. It highlights items such as relationships, interactions with children, your neighborhood, and your childhood. A home study also requires prospective Adoptive Parents and other adults living in the home to receive an FBI fingerprint background clearance. The home study helps us 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 agency that completes it. Contact your Adoption Consultant for a list of providers in your area. It is extremely important that the home study be started immediately! Your home study must be completed and you must be approved for placement by a child-placing agency before you can take your baby home. In many instances, we have presented an adoption opportunity to Adoptive Parents within a week or two of them retaining Adoption Network Law Centerís services, so the key here is to be ready!
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.
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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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