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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...
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...