Q&A: How does adoption work ?

Question by Fez: How does adoption work ?
I don’t understand how adoption (of a child or baby) works (I’m talking about the paper work,laws and fees) can someone explain ?

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Answer by XxLaBeLxX
It varies by location, sorry i can’t be of more help but it really does depend on where the adoption is done at, every state and every country is different.

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18 thoughts on “Q&A: How does adoption work ?”

  1. In the U.S., parents’ rights are either voluntarily given up i.e. mother and father agree to have their child raised by someone else and sign a paper stating the child is no longer legally their child, or their rights are involuntarily terminated following confirmed abuse or neglect. In most cases, there will be a year or more in between the abuse/neglect and the termination of parental rights as parents are given a chance to correct the situation.

    Fees can vary. It cost about $ 1,000 to adopt our daughter who became part of our family as a teenager.

  2. If you adopt through an agency–esp. foster to adopt–most paperwork is done by the agency w/ your help. Laws and rules would be explained by your worker or by your FPSS whom you can call day or night. If you adopt through foster to adopt there are no fees, in most states. Up front you will need a home study, no charge if you are with a state agency-there is a charge with private agencys, You will need medical check-ups for everyone in your family, you will have background checks done on all adults in your immediate family,you will be fingerprinted, and you will attend training. These are just some of the topics I recall that are required in my area now.

  3. I question the term “trans cultural adoption.” Most adoptees are babies. Does a baby have a culture? A baby doesn’t speak ANY language, doesn’t have any opinions, etc.

  4. i don’t understand why anyone couldn’t adopt transracially.. i’m transracially adopted though, so maybe i’m a bit biased. this video was kinda helpful with an essay i’m doing right now on transracial adoptions and the benefits of it. thanks!

  5. Like you i was adopted but from a black parents. A rare case back on the seventies, i think i was the first case on the all county. I had a beautiful childhood. I know there was a physical difference between me and my mum and dad but i think my parents handled in such a way that i wasn’t left out. They took me to Nigeria for holiday so that i would understand their culture. I love my parents so much and i never tied to find out who my biological parents are.

  6. adopting from domestic fostercare are generally free 🙂 and such a blessing! to both the children and the adoptive parents! over 100,000 children in foster care are social orphans (there bio parents rights are completely terminated)

  7. keep your heart open, adoption is becoming more and more common with people that don’t have infertility problems! 🙂 why not do both 🙂

  8. The family potraits on here are beautiful! I believe that although our culture and skin color makes us slightly different, it is not enough to keep children away from a loving home because their skin color does not match. As long as the parents do a good job of keeping the child connected to their heritage, and culture they will be just fine!

  9. I will freely admit this is not something we see often, but consider foster care where people of color raise causcasian children for many years as their own.

  10. My husband and I adopted my cousin who is a biracial child. If you have an open heart and are willing to educate yourself about the unique challenges that come into play with transracial adoption than I say you should consider opening your heart to a child who really needs a home.

  11. i think it is great..but it has its negative side.. i am adopted and my parents are white i am black. i went thru so many identity crisis and still am i was teased cuz i wasnt black enuff beaten up for acting white.. i was always confused….now i am in contact w. my birth fam and i feel like a reject like an outsider still…i feel like until i have my own fam i will be an outsider i love both of my fam but i always feel different

  12. I love it when Americans adopt a baby girl from China. Girls have it rough over there and their “one child policy” has been a disaster. Baby girls are aborted or thrown in dumpsters. When Americans adopt girls from China, they save a life.

  13. My brother and sister are both Chinese. i just can’t imagine life with out them. Adoption is such a miracle to me.. I agree that it’s important that the child has an awareness of his/her culture, but you should also handle it carefuly. You don’t want the child to feel singled out or “seperate” from the rest of your family. THeir are healthy and unhealthy ways to do it. The obama plug was kinda random….O.o

  14. I love your video! Thank you for expressing your feelings so openly. I am white, my husband is white, we have 3 white bio children, 1 biracial daughter, and 3 children from Ethiopia! It is nice to hear your supportive comments!

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