Adoption Tips: A Simple Guide For LGBT Couples Looking To Adopt

You're looking to expand your family by adopting a child, which can be fulfilling and take you on a wonderful adventure.  But, adopting a child as an LGTB couple or married couple comes with its own set of anomalies that you both need to know about. The following guide should help you understand some of the special considerations that you may face. Is The Agency LGBT Friendly? You can find an agency that is friendly to LGBT families by simply listening to other LGBT couples. [Read More]

Setting Up Contact with Your Child after Adoption

Giving up your child for adoption doesn't mean you necessarily have to lose all contact with it. In fact, many mothers now choose to remain in some form of contact with their child after adoption. This process requires multiple careful steps. Deciding on Visitation Times Once you've given your child up for adoption, you need to make a choice: what form your ongoing contact with your child will take. Do you want yearly photos and letters sent to you around Christmas time? [Read More]

Getting Through The Holidays Once The Adoption Is Complete

International adoptions make up around 25% of all adoptions that occur, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Unlike domestic adoptions, it can be very difficult to maintain an open adoption when the child now lives in another country. Fortunately, there is social media and internet available to help bridge the gap with the child and birth mother. When it comes to big moments in your life and your child's life, these times can be very difficult when you can't be a part of them. [Read More]

3 Tips For Serving Your Ex With Legal Documents

Just like any other lawsuit, family law cases begin with the filing of a complaint. In order for the case to officially begin, you must ensure the other party in your lawsuit receives a copy of the complaint. When the other party is your ex-spouse, getting him or her to accept service can be difficult. If you are having trouble serving your ex, here are three things you can do to make process service easier and help your case move forward. [Read More]