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Same-sex adoptions are beautiful, lifelong commitments

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When you are in a same-sex relationship, there are many different aspects of your life that you have to think about. When you and your partner decide to add to your family, you might consider adoption. Fortunately, Maryland is a friendly state for same-sex couples who want to adopt a child. We know that… Read More »

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Go into the adoption process informed about it all

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We recently discussed how closed adoptions have some advantages that prospective adoptive parents should know about. If you are thinking about adoption as a way to add to your family, you should make sure that you consider each type of adoption that is available to you. Each type has specific benefits and drawbacks that… Read More »

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Closed adoptions have some big advantages

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When you are adopting a child, one question that comes up is what type of adoption you are seeking. Typically, the two possibilities are open and closed. In an open adoption, the child’s birth parents still have contact with the child. In a closed adoption, the birth parents don’t see the child. In most… Read More »

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Adoptions can be challenging — know what to expect

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We recently discussed ways that you can make the holidays more enjoyable for a child who is adopted. For some families, the wish that they had an adopted child to love is fresh in their minds. Same-sex families face an especially difficult battle when they attempt to adopt children. We can help those who… Read More »

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Christmas traditions might change with an adopted child

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Parents of adopted children usually want to give the children all the things that they have missed so far in life. When it comes to Christmas, it is imperative that adoptive parents think carefully about how they are going to celebrate the holiday with the adopted child. If you are planning a Christmas celebration… Read More »

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National Adoption Month and the rewards of adopting older kids

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November will be here before you know it. There will be turkey and all the trimmings served at many tables in Maryland on Thanksgiving. Everyone wants to give thanks and share the holiday with loved ones, but November is important for another reason as well. It is National Adoption Month and a good time… Read More »

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Questions that adopted kids often ask

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If you’re thinking about adopting, it’s important to consider your future with your new child. Adoption does bring on a unique set of challenges. Below are a few questions kids may ask, so you can begin preparing to answer them. First off, kids may ask why their birth parents gave them up. It’s not… Read More »

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The pros and cons of adopting a child

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If you’re considering adoption in Maryland, it’s important to really think it through before moving forward, and listing out some of the pros and cons can help. Below are a few things you should consider: — You can give a child a home. This, of course, is one of the biggest pros to adopting…. Read More »

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

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Same-sex couples who want to start a family will often turn to adoption and other similar methods to bring children into the home to love. Changes in the laws in Maryland mean that same-sex couples do have the ability to choose adoption as the method for starting a family. We understand that you might… Read More »

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Do birth parents have rights in the adoption process?

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The adoption process is one that is very personal. Birth parents have to make a very difficult decision to give their child up for adoption. Adoptive parents often have to deal with some very difficult circumstances that lead them to adopt. If you are going through the adoption process, regardless of what side of… Read More »

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