|Do I Need to go to Court for an Adoption?
All adoptions, whether through an agency or
done privately, must be approved by a court.
The adoptive parents must petition for approval
from the court as well as participate in an
adoption hearing. Additionally, prior to any
hearings, anyone who is required to consent to
the adoption must receive notice. This includes
any biological parents, adoption agencies, the
child's legal representative (if a court has
appointed one), and the child if he or she is old
If the court determines that the adoption is in
the child's best interest, the judge will issue an
order approving and finalizing the adoption.
This order, usually called a Final Decree of
Adoption, legalizes the new parent-child
relationship, and changes the child's name to
the name the adoptive parents have chosen.
Do I Need an Adoption Lawyer?
Because of the complexity of the adoption
process, it may be wise to consult with a
Speaking with the proper
attorney will help you understand your rights
and obligations as well as preserve any
possible remedies you may have.
|How Could You Know?
As you lay sleeping far away as still
as you could be...
How could you know the joy today
this photo brings to me?
A few short weeks and you'll be
mine, and "I" will soon be "We".
How could you know the love I feel?
It's something you can't see.
So have sweet dreams, my precious
babe. Sleep well and tenderly.
Some say that you're the lucky one.
How could you know it's me?
--- Kris Laughlin
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|On the day a mom puts her child onto the
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