Deciding to Adopt

The decision to adopt is something that many parents and couples struggle with for years. No matter what the circumstances, parenting is a life changing decision and so many questions and uncertainties accompany it. Here are some ideas on how to begin the adoption process.

What is a Home Study?

A home study is an assessment conducted of prospective adoptive parents that includes basic information drawn from interviews with your family and provided by third parties. The goal of the adoption home study is to assess whether the prospective adoptive parents have the ability to make a lifelong commitment to providing a nurturing home to the adopted child. In Texas, … Read More

Celebrating the Holidays as a Family

  The holidays are one of the happiest times of the year, but, for foster and/or adopted children, it can also be a stressful time as issues may surface that don’t bring much joy. Here are some helpful tips to remember when planning your holiday with your foster and/or adopted children: Help Your Child Understand the Season: Depending on the … Read More

10 Tips for Adoptive Parents

Adoption can be an overwhelming time not only for the adoptee, but also the adoptive parents. In preparation for your life as an adoptive parent, consider these ten useful tips for adoptive parents: 1. Be patient and ready to wait. Adoption is often a pretty lengthy process – it does not just happen overnight. Be prepared to wait a bit … Read More

Why Consult With An Adoption Attorney

Adoption laws across the United States are statutory and they must be followed to the letter in order for a successful adoption to occur. An adoption attorney is your best advocate to ensure a successful adoption. Working with an expert in adoption law will help ensure that your adoption proceeds as smoothly as possible. Here are some great reasons to … Read More