What Are the Questions I Should Ask My Adoption Agency or Attorney?

Adoption.com Original Video | Domestic Adoption Answers

Denalee Chapman September 06, 2015

What types of questions should adoptive parents ask of attorneys and others during the adoption process? In this video, our panel which includes parents, an attorney and a social worker, discuss what the important questions are.

What are the laws of the state? What is the time frame I can expect? What can I expect after finalization? Has the consent from both parents been received? Has the child been completely cleared for adoption? How has this been happening?

While considering answers to the questions, hopeful adoptive parents should be sure the answers are complete, that the agency and/or other professionals are ethical, and that there are no unanswered questions. In all cases, expect to be your own advocate and to be proactive in getting all questions answered.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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