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Building an Adoption Support System

Building an Adoption Support System

No man, or woman, is an island. This phrase, originally from a book of poetry written in the early 1600s, has become commonplace in our culture because it is so true. People don’t do well when they are alone. Isolation isn’t an ideal way of life in any context. This...
How to Adopt a Baby From the Hospital

How to Adopt a Baby From the Hospital

Of all the steps involved in a domestic infant adoption, the adoption hospital stay can be the most nerve-wracking and emotional. For a birth mother, there is of course the difficulty of labor but also the emotional loss associated with potentially holding her baby...
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...
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...