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The Basics of Gay Adoption

Gay and lesbian couples have been expanding their families through adoption for a long time, and as legislation has changed over the years, more options have become available. While every gay couple’s adoption process is unique, there are some standard procedures and steps every adoptive parent must go through, and facts and resources that can […]

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Obtaining Background Information on Your Prospective Adopted Child

  This factsheet for families summarizes the importance of obtaining as much thorough and accurate medical, genetic, and social history information about prospective adopted children. This factsheet also addresses the questions prospective adoptive parents should ask their adoption agency, reasons some information may not be available, and where to find more information. Table of Contents […]

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New Jersey Families on Use of Facilitators in Adoptive Placements

New Jersey: Use of Advertisement This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed. Use of Intermediaries/Facilitators Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 9:3-38(l); 9:3-39.1(a)(4) An intermediary is any person or entity, which is not an approved agency, that acts for or between any birth parent and any prospective adoptive parent, on behalf of either in connection with the […]

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How Infants Grieve | A Guide for New Adoptive Parents

  Grief doesn’t discriminate by age, and infants are no exception. Yes, infants do grieve. Some people may find this surprising, but, it’s true. When infants experience traumatic loss (it doesn’t have to be a death, but any kind of loss of the familiar, safe, comfortable), the way they deal with that loss often manifests in the […]

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Meet Better Living Adoption Family: Kathleen and Sean

Kathleen and Sean are a happily married couple who would love nothing more than to grow their family through adoption. They both come from loving families who are just as excited as Kathleen and Sean about adding a child to their family. For more information about Kathleen and Sean, contact Better Living Adoption Services by […]

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