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Karen Law (LAWADOPTION)
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Our Adoption Story
Over the years we have had a number of clients; the happiness that shows on their faces once they have received the news that they are being matched with a child, is an experience like no other. We asked a client of ours to share her story. Due to privacy, ...
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Surrendering My Adopted Child's Passport
Recently, I've handled several cases where panicked parents have received letters stating that they should surrender their adopted child's US passport. Usually, the parents went through the rigorous process of adopting while they were living overseas.  They...
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Disciplining your Adopted Teen
A common fear for parents that have adopted is they are afraid to
discipline their child too harshly.  The fear comes from the feeling that their child has already
been through so much that the child needs more love than boundaries.  Another common feeling ...
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Coping with a failed adoption
https://www.adoptivefamilies.com/adoption-process/coping-failed-adoption-match/ Adoptive Families has highlighted several personal stories of prospective parents and their grief of when a birth mother has a "change of heart" and decides to parent the child ...
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Step Parent Adoption Fact Sheet
         Step
Parent Fact Sheet How much does a Step Parent
Adoption cost?  The usual legal fees are $1500, with the
consent, abandonment, or death of the non-custodial parent. If the case is
actively contested by a nonconsenting birth parent, the legal fee...
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Virginia Court of Appeals Considers SIJ cases in June
The federal program, Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa Program, is a current path to lawful permanent residency for children who have experienced neglect, abuse or abandonment by a parent and who cannot return to their home countries. To obtain lawful perman...
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Ethiopia Adoption Suspension
As of April 21, 2017, adoptions from Ethiopia have been put on suspension by the  Ethiopian  government.  Regardless of what stage an adoption is in, the Ministry of Women and Children's  Affairs, MOWA, has indicated that only negative letters will be issue...
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Client Testimonials
Client Testimonials
Client Testimonials
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Is your adopted child living overseas with you a U.S. Citizen?
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Is My Adopted Child a U.S. Citizen?
I am frequently asked, "Is my adopted child a U.S. citizen"? This can be confusing especially if your child was adopted many years ago. Child Citizenship Act taken from the Department of State Intercountry Adoption Website : "It is important to ensure that ...
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