Domestic Adoption

Domestic Adoption Overview A Definition Adopting domestically from the USA can be done independently with an adoption attorney, through a private adoption agency, or through the public foster care system. Independent or private adoptions are least restrictive for birthparents and for adoptive parents, but the associated costs are generally much higher than the free or minimal-fee foster care adoptions. Foster care adoptions occur when children are placed in a foster home from parental abuse, neglect or abandonment, and then become available for adoption when parental rights are terminated. Foster parents may then be able to legally adopt the child or children they have been caring for, which prevents further emotional

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