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A. Public Adoption
A. Traditional
B. Private Adoption
B. Common Law
C. Transracial Adoption
Premarital/Prenuptial Agreement

Intra-national and International Adoption

E. Single Parent Adoption
A. Grounds and Fault
F. Summary of Adoption Procedures
B. Annulment
Child Custody and Visitation
Alimony, Spousal Support and Maintenance
Child Support
Division of Property
Domestic Violence
A. Equitable Distribution
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Single Parent Adoption

As one-parent households become more common, single parent adoption increases. The issue of personal finances and single income families has become less important since government adoption subsidies are available nationwide for public adoptions. Single parents, just as other adoptive parents, will have to obtain a valid home study with background checks in order to be considered for placement of a child.

Summary of Adoption Procedures

The formal steps involved in adoption are generally the same in all states. Notice of adoption is given to all parties who have a legal interest in the case. The parents seeking to adopt must file a petition in court that contains specific information such as the adoptive parents names as well as the child’s, the child’s gender and age, and the names of the natural parents, if known. Written consent of the agency or the natural parents must be attached with the petition.

A hearing is then held so the court may review the qualifications of the potential parents and either grant or deny the petition. There is a period of probation during which time the child resides with the adoptive parents and a state agency monitors the development of such relationship. If the relationship is working well for all parties concerned, the agency will recommend to the court that a permanent decree of adoption be issued. However, if the agency feels the relationship in unsatisfactory, the child is either returned to his or her previous home or is taken care of by the state.

he adopting parents may select a new name for their child at the time the case becomes final. Following the adoption proceedings, a new birth certificate is issued for the adopted child, replacing the original birth certificate. This allows a new social security card to be obtained as well. Adoption is perhaps the most rewarding experience in all of family law. So, if you are considering adoption, please talk to Justin about how he can help.

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