Step-Parent Adoptions

If you’ve married and are looking to have your new spouse adopt your child from a prior relationship, this post will give you a better idea of what to expect during the step-parent adoption process. Petitioning In every adoption, parental rights of a mother and father are terminated and replaced with new parental rights. [...]

By |2021-01-27T03:34:48+00:00January 27th, 2021|Adoptions|

What to Expect as a Foster Parent in a DCFS Adoption

When adoptions come to mind, people often think of adopting a child from the foster system. These are also called DCFS adoptions. It’s helpful to understand what happens before the adoption to better know whether this is the right path for you. Although there are children ready for adoption through the foster system now [...]

By |2020-08-20T16:57:02+00:00August 13th, 2020|Adoptions|

The Indian Child Welfare Act and its Impact on your Adoption or Donor Agreement

Adoptions are governed by the laws of each state, meaning the requirements and process for adopting may be different in Illinois than any other state in the US. However, there are a few situations where a federal law determines how an adoption must be handled. One of those laws is The Indian Child Welfare [...]

By |2020-07-17T21:21:52+00:00July 17th, 2020|Adoptions|