Author: Denise Seidelman


First Comes Love

First comes love, then comes marriage then comes baby in the baby carriage... It can be as simple as that for the many lesbian couples living in states with marriage equality laws. But, while the list of marriage equality states is growing, there are still many states with laws overtly hostile to both same sex marriage and to children being...

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Independent Adoption as an Option

After deciding to pursue domestic adoption as the way to build a family, adoptive parents will confront the question of whether they should try to locate their child through an adoption agency, or independently, without the assistance of an adoption agency.

Independent (sometimes called private-placement or direct placement) adoption is an attractive choice for many reasons. Too often prospective...

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Independent Adoption as an Option

After deciding to pursue domestic adoption as the way to build a family, adoptive parents will confront the question of whether they should try to locate their child through an adoption agency, or independently, without the assistance (and cost) of an adoption agency.

Independent (sometimes called private-placement or direct placement) adoption is an attractive choice for many reasons. Too...

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The Framework of Adoption

The framework of adoption in the United States changed drastically in 2008 when the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption became effective in the United States. Not only does the Hague Convention alter the adoption process for U.S. citizens wishing to adopt internationally, the Convention also impacts non- U.S. citizens residing in the U.S. who wish to adopt domestically...

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Author: Denise Seidelman

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