What Happens if an Adoption Does not Work out? (Adoption Dissolution)

The National Council for Adoption has estimated that between 1% and 10% of adoptions result in dissolution.  There is little support available for families in these relatively rare situations. Adoptive parents considering an adoption dissolution can find themselves facing very strong criticism. Those outside the situation may strenuously voice objection…

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International Adoptions down due to Many Factors

According to Time Magazine, the number of international children adopted by American families has dropped 60% since 2004, due to changes in the developing world. These changes include 1) reform efforts; 2) economic growth; and 3) resurgent nationalism. (Time, January 21, 2013, “The Baby Deficit“, by Kayla Webley)  Stricter laws and policies…

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Russian Adoption Ban

We were saddened to learn about the Russian government’s ban on adoptions of Russian children by U.S. couples. Over the years, we have been fortunate to have had a role in helping several of our clients in the finalization of adoptions of their Russian-born sons and daughters. This retaliatory move…

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International Adoption: Proving U.S. Citizenship for Adoptees

When a U.S. citizen couple (or single parent) adopts a child through international adoption procedure it is important to be certain that all steps have been followed so that the child is a U.S. citizen and can prove it, beyond any doubt.   Adoptive parents should not consider the process completed…

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