Category Archives: Adoption


Maryland Same-Sex Couples Clear to Adopt

Ever since the Supreme Court decided Obergefell v. Hodges, LGBTQ rights have greatly expanded nationwide.  Following that decision, most states have been quick to…

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Same-sex adoptions are beautiful, lifelong commitments

When you are in a same-sex relationship, there are many different aspects of your life that you have to think about. When…

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Go into the adoption process informed about it all

We recently discussed how closed adoptions have some advantages that prospective adoptive parents should know about. If you are thinking about adoption…

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Closed adoptions have some big advantages

When you are adopting a child, one question that comes up is what type of adoption you are seeking. Typically, the two…

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Adoptions can be challenging — know what to expect

We recently discussed ways that you can make the holidays more enjoyable for a child who is adopted. For some families, the…

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Christmas traditions might change with an adopted child

Parents of adopted children usually want to give the children all the things that they have missed so far in life. When…

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National Adoption Month and the rewards of adopting older kids

November will be here before you know it. There will be turkey and all the trimmings served at many tables in Maryland…

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Questions that adopted kids often ask

If you’re thinking about adopting, it’s important to consider your future with your new child. Adoption does bring on a unique set…

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The pros and cons of adopting a child

If you’re considering adoption in Maryland, it’s important to really think it through before moving forward, and listing out some of the…

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Same-sex couples who want to adopt should explore the options

Same-sex couples who want to start a family will often turn to adoption and other similar methods to bring children into the…

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Do birth parents have rights in the adoption process?

The adoption process is one that is very personal. Birth parents have to make a very difficult decision to give their child…

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A child’s history can tell a lot in an adoption

Considering an adoption requires you to do some research. There are several things to consider that can affect the suitability of the…

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Unique risks occur for kids of adults in same-sex relationships

Unique risks occur for kids of adults in same-sex relationships Same-sex couples face a host of challenges that aren’t common in opposite-sex…

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What are some common adoption terms?

Adoption is a very emotional process for the birth parents and the adoptive parents. No matter which side of the case you…

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What is the purpose of adoption hearings?

Adopting a child is a process that involves many steps. One of the steps that you will have to go through, even…

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Understanding the consent process and contracts for adoptions

When you are adopting a child, there are a lot of uncertainties that you will likely think about until the day that…

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What types of adoptions are used in Maryland?

Adoptions are usually a beautiful experience for the families who adopt a child. There are some aspects of an adoption that can…

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Coping with the emotions of the holiday season during adoptions

The holidays are a difficult time for many people. If you are waiting to adopt a child, the emptiness in your heart…

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Welcome an adopted child’s birth family into holiday festivities

The holidays are time when families come together. If your family includes an adopted child who was adopted through an open adoption,…

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What should I know about adoption in Maryland?

Some people who are trying to expand their family might not be able to do so in the traditional manner. Some people…

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