An agency adoption utilizes a licensed agency, which links children in need of adoption to prospective parents. The adoption agency generally
Allowed in some states, equitable adoption is when a close relationship like that of parent and child exists between a child
In an open adoption, the adoptive parents let the biological parent(s) have some contact with the child, such as through letters
Private adoptions are where the prospective parents actually adopt straight from the mother. Prospective parents actually seek out the mothers though
Relative adoptions are most common where a stepparent adopts a child from the spouse’s previous partner. Grandparents can also qualify for
A second parent adoption is one where a lesbian or gay man adopts his or her biological child, or where
Guardianship is a legally binding, permanent supervisory relationship between an adult (or adults) and a child. A guardian may be
Second Parent Adoption
What is Guardianship?
Adoption is the legal and emotional acceptance into a parent’s family of a child not born to the parent(s). The child
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