Open Adoption

Let it Go: How one adoptive couple accepted open adoption

By AAAA-Admin / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Let it Go: How one adoptive couple accepted open adoption

“The trees are about to show us how beautiful it can be to let things go.” – Unknown. This summer I began representation of a young potential adoptive couple.  They live across the country, so when the expectant mother went into labor this fall the baby was born by the time they reached the small […]

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From Empty Nester to New Parent

By AAAA-Admin / November 22, 2021 / Comments Off on From Empty Nester to New Parent

J and P were long time foster parents. They were about to be empty nesters as their youngest child had just gone to college when they agreed to be a respite short term foster placement for a child who needed temporary care. Little did they know that this decision would change their lives forever. I […]

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Adoption Reunions – Thoughts from an Adoption Attorney

By AAAA-Admin / November 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Reunions – Thoughts from an Adoption Attorney

At the office one morning after just completing an adoption final hearing I received a call from an unexpected voice. It was from an adoptee whose adoption we handled more than 23 years ago. That “child” was now a hopeful adult, looking to connect with his birth mother. I recalled (to myself) meeting his birth […]

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A Month-long Celebration of Adoption

By AAAA-Admin / November 2, 2021 / Comments Off on A Month-long Celebration of Adoption

Continuing our month-long celebration of National Adoption Month, here is our second inspiring story. Four years ago my husband and I decided that we wanted to adopt. When we were researching adoption, we came across an adoption agency that specializes in special needs adoptions. We both have had quite a bit of experience with people […]

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Explication des accords sur les contacts après l'adoption

Par AAAA-Admin / Le 27 juin 2019 / Comments Off on Les accords de contact post adoption expliqués.

Un accord de contact post-adoption (PACA) est un accord que les parents biologiques signent en même temps que le renoncement à l'adoption. Il est également signé par les parents adoptifs. Il autorise certains contacts spécifiques entre le ou les parents biologiques et la famille adoptive. Certains États autorisent ces accords et les font appliquer, d'autres non. Les boursiers [...]

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