Building Families Through Adoption for Over 30 Years

Month: April 2016

Birth Fathers – Part III

A birth father may also reflect attitudes which are common in our society and which cause him not to consent.  There are many people in our society who believe that adoption is always a bad thing because it terminates the legal relationship between a child and a...

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Birth Fathers – Part II

It should be remembered that the birth father is going through his own struggles concerning the pregnancy.  While those struggles may be different in many respects from the struggles the birth mother is going through, they are nonetheless real. Some birth fathers...

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Birth Fathers – A Different Breed

The most important thing to remember about birth fathers is that in Virginia they have exactly the same rights as birth mothers.  This is not true in many other states, and it surprises people who do not think that it should be the case. Parental rights follow...

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What Can Be Paid For

Because of the important ethical concern that babies not be bought and sold, each state has adopted certain laws to govern what types of payments may be made in connection with an adoption. In Virginia it is a felony to charge, pay, give, or agree to give or accept...

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Social and Medical History

It is important for the birth mother to complete a Social and Medical History form. If it is possible, the birth father should complete one as well.  These forms are designed to give you as much information as possible about the genetic and medical history of the...

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