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Things Your Adoption Attorney Wants You to Know

Things Your Adoption Attorney Wants You to Know

The adoption process can be complex. There are agency guidelines, specific details of each unique adoption plan and legal requirements to take into account.  As a hopeful parent considering adoption, you already have a lot on your plate. Trying to navigate the...
Can a Friend Adopt My Baby?

Can a Friend Adopt My Baby?

It’s common to hear the phrase “giving a baby up” for adoption. But, if you are an expectant mother experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you should know that choosing adoption for your baby is not giving up — it is giving life. Choosing adoption comes from a place of...
How Safe Haven Baby Adoptions Work in Iowa

How Safe Haven Baby Adoptions Work in Iowa

It takes a lot of bravery to decide that you aren’t able to parent a baby. You may have initially planned to raise your baby, but now find yourself overwhelmed and not sure what to do days or weeks after your child’s birth. When looking at your options, you may have...
Is Open Adoption Legally Enforceable in Iowa?

Is Open Adoption Legally Enforceable in Iowa?

If you’re a prospective birth or adoptive parent considering open adoption, you might be worried about the other party of the adoption keeping their postadoption communication agreement. It’s an understandable concern; entering into an agreement for the next decade...
Are You Thinking About Adoption for Your Baby in Iowa?

Are You Thinking About Adoption for Your Baby in Iowa?

Are you considering adoption for your unplanned pregnancy? If you’re pregnant and looking into adoption in Iowa, Nelson Law Firm, PLLC can help. You can call our main office in Waterloo at 319-291-6161 now for free, no-obligation information about your unplanned...
How ICPC May Affect Your Iowa Adoption

How ICPC May Affect Your Iowa Adoption

If you’re hoping to adopt across state lines, you will need to secure ICPC clearance before you’ll be able to bring your baby home for the first time. But what is ICPC, and how will it affect your adoption process? ICPC is the Interstate Compact for the Placement of...
How Long Does It Take To Adopt a Child in Iowa?

How Long Does It Take To Adopt a Child in Iowa?

Are you considering beginning the adoption process and wondering, “How long does the adoption process take?” Nelson Law Firm can help you minimize your adoption wait time and understand the factors that will determine how long you’ll wait to adopt a child in Iowa. To...