The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (“ICPC”) is an agreement among all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, regarding the adoption of a child across state lines. It applies to all cases in which the adoptive parent(s) reside in a state that is different from the state in …Read More about The Interstate Compact On The Placement of Children
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Placing a child for adoption is one of the hardest decisions that a birth mother can make. It is a selfless decision and the birth mother only wants what is best for them and for their child. In most cases, the birth mother wants someone who can assist them towards creating their adoption plan and …Read More about Why Birth Mothers Choose AdoptHelp
In a majority of states, the answer is yes. Most states allow for an adoptive parent to pay for a birth mother’s basic living expenses for the last trimester of the pregnancy and two to eight weeks after the birth of the baby. Living expenses have to be necessary and reasonable and usually cover rent, …Read More about Birth Mother Question: Can I receive financial assistance?
The federal Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”) is an important law that needs to be considered and evaluated in every domestic adoption. The ICWA was passed by the United States Congress more than 30 years ago and is codified in 25 U.S.C. 1901 et seq. California codified ICWA in its Family Code and Welfare and …Read More about What You Should Know About The Federal “Indian…
It was four years ago that I ended my nine-month journey towards adoption and headed into the land full of women called birthmothers. Before that time, I did not fully understand the journey of adoption or what I was getting into as a “birthmother.” Through my journey, I learned that when the circumstances are right, …Read More about A New Look on Adoption: A Birthmother’s View…
In order to obtain a Social Security number for your adopted child, your adoption must be finalized and the court must sign a final order of adoption or adoption decree. If the adoption is finalized in California, the final order is called an Adoption Order. The Social Security office requires you to bring proof of …Read More about How to obtain Social Security Card