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Best Care for Baby: Adoption Options

If you are thinking about placing your child for adoption, these resources can help you consider your options for this important decision.

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Illegal Adoption 

An adoption attorney is often used to ensure a particular adoption offer is legal. One indication that an adoption may not be legal is the exchange of a large amount of money between any of the parties involved. In this case a large amount of money would be considered an amount greater than the cost of the birth mother’s healthcare and related expenses plus the cost of a lawyer for a few hours. The complexity of the adoption process leads many to use a private or public adoption agency. There are many different agencies to choose from, and they each should be researched before committing to one. Adoption law falls under statutory law, which is interpreted by the state in which the birth mother or child and mother live. So before considering adoption and committing to a particular agency, do some research and ask around for more information. It is important not only for the birth mother, adoptive family, but the child that the adoption is done legally.

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