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Adoptive Parent Questions

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Adoptive Parents: Will we as “adoptive parents to be” be required to cover the birth mother’s medical expenses and do we buy an insurance policy to cover the baby that is separate from our medical insurance?

Answer: Generally the answer is no. Most pregnant women who do not already have medical insurance are entitled to medical coverage through MediCal or Medicaid. We assist a birth mother in securing this critical medical…

Adoptive Parents: I am terrified about the birth parents changing their mind after they sign their adoption papers. Can this happen?

Answer: First, birth parents who voluntarily elect to place a child for adoption and who personally choose the adoptive family are very grateful to the family they selected and are proud of their decision. Second,…

Adoptive Parents: We did not use your services but are wondering how our attorney should handle the following problem. My son was issued a birth certificate at birth. Our adoption is not yet finalized and the original birth certificate just lists him as “Baby Boy”. How do we get him a new birth certificate and when should we apply for a social security card?

Answer: While the adoption is pending, your son will use his original birth certificate (issued immediately after the birth of the child). Your adoption petition and the birth parent consent forms prove you are the…

Adoptive Parents: Do adoptive parents ever report any issues with bonding with their adoptive child?

Answer: No. While being concerned with bonding is often a concern of a prospective adoptive parent(s) who are beginning to explore adoption, those that pursue adoption and have a baby through the process always report…

Adoptive Parents: I am 44 years old and my husband is 47 years old. Are we too old to adopt an infant?

Answer: Not at all! I find that most prospective adoptive parents fear that their adoption attorney is going to tell them that they are too old to adopt. In domestic adoption, the birth parents select…

Adoptive Parents: How much contact can we expect to have with the birth mother from the time we decide to match to the birth of the baby?

Answer: The amount of contact that you’ll have with your birth mother will vary, depending on the situation. However, most birth mothers and adoptive families who pursue an open adoption email and/or talk on the…

Is The Adoption Tax Credit About To End?

The answer is No. However, the amount of the credit may be reduced significantly after December 31, 2010. Indeed, the federal adoption tax credit was implemented in 1996, and provides a credit of $5,000 to…

The adoption agency we were with just closed its doors. We are seeing this more and more. Is AdoptHelp experiencing any slow down?

Thank you for your question. We believe that some of what you are observing stems from the closing down of international adoption programs and domestic programs becoming too large. As a private adoption law firm…

Can you answer the following questions

We have heard incredible things about your program. Can you answer the following questions: 1) Do most adoptive parents go forward with the 1st birth mother who selects them or do they pass & wait…

Employer Adoption Benefit Programs and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act Help Ease the Costs of Adoption

Did you know that your employer may have an adoption benefit program to help you with the costs of your adoption? Indeed, in an effort to offer competitive employee benefits, more and more companies are…

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