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Interracial Adoption: Love Is Color Blind
What do you think of when you hear the word "family?" For many, the image of a child comes to mind almost instantly. For couples and adults who can't have children of their own, adoption is sometimes the only chance of having a family. Today, many parents are taking on more than the usual responsibilities ... Read more

Lawyer Accused of Running Nationwide Adoption Scam
Thousands of children are adopted in the US each year, according to statistics collected by the Children's Bureau, which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Many people want to adopt, and competition for available children is high. And the adoption process itself is usually a ... Read more

Advertising an Unborn Baby for Adoption
Thousands of children are adopted each year and thousands more are waiting to be adopted. How do birthmothers and adoptive parents get together? Often it's an adoption agency handling practically all aspects of the adoption. Sometimes it's through an independent or "private" adoption. A private adoption ... Read more

Heiress Loses Custody of Adopted Cambodian Son
For some people, adoption is the answer when it's time to start a family. It's usually a happy, exciting time. Sometimes, though, it's not always smooth sailing - even for the "rich and famous," as Elizabeth Johnson's story shows. Johnson Case Elizabeth Johnson is the heiress to the fortune made by her ... Read more

Issues to Consider When Thinking About Surrogacy
Related Item Theresa Erickson, a noted California lawyer and surrogacy expert, has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a baby-selling ring. Erickson, a second lawyer from Maryland, and an accomplice admitted to lying to clients about the babies they placed with them. None of the adopting parents ... Read more

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you can initiate a step-parent adoption by your soon-to-be-spouse once you are married.  The 7 year-old's father would have to consent but if he doesn't respond or seem to care, you could get the ...Read more

Granparent's Rights are somewhat limited in New Jersey.  You have to prove that there was a prior relationship.  The parent has the right to raise the child, and has the right to choose whet ...Read more

Your husband can definitely adopt your children if the proper procedures are followed.  This is a complicated matter since there is a question about the identity of the biological fathers.  ...Read more

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Modification of Wills: The Effect of Marriage, Divorce, or Birth or Adoption of a Child on Your Will

A last will and testament provides the final instructions from the testator on how to distribute the testator's property. However, the language contained in a will may not reflect the situation of the ... Read more

Same-Sex Couples Should Consider A Prenuptial Agreement

After same-sex marriages were legalized, you may have considered getting married right away. There are some things you should think about though, and you may want to discuss any concerns with your att ... Read more


Unlike divorce, child custody and child support matters, adoption is a family law process that rarely involves conflict. Placing a child in need of a family with a parent or parents to love, ... Read more

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Whistleblower Files Suit Against Detroit Animal Control Center

A woman who was fired from the Detroit Animal Control Center is filing a whistleblower lawsuit, saying the shelter is a dog slaughterhouse. This case could just be the tip of the iceberg, revealing gr ... Read more

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