For an adoption to take place, the person available to be adopted must be placed in the home of a person or persons eligible to adopt. All States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands have laws that specify the persons who are eligible to adopt and the persons who can be adopted. In addition, all States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories have laws that designate the persons or entities that have the authority to make adoptive placements. Child Welfare Information Gateway  CLICK HERE

What Adoptive Parents Need to Know About Birth Certificates

Fatherly - December 04, 2018

Adoptive parents overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork involved in the process may not consider how important it is to order a birth certificate. But like an adult's passport or driver's license, the birth certificate is a key entry point to many of a child's daily experiences, from enrolling in preschool to seeing a doctor to signing up for Little League. Which means that, amidst all of the logistical planning, ordering a birth certificate should be at the top of the list. Here's what you need to know about the birth certificate for your newly adopted child.

Also: The Fatherly Guide to Adoption: https://www.fatherly.com/adoption/

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