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"Special Needs" Adoption: What Does It Mean?
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"Special Needs" Adoption: What Does It Mean?
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This fact sheet presents some common questions about adopting a child or youth with special needs and provides resources that will give you detailed answers.
Available: as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Adoption Options
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Adoption Options
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There are many different types of adoption and choices to be made in adoption. Find information in this factsheet to help you understand the various options and determine the best route to building your family through adoption.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Adoption: Where Do I Start?
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Adoption: Where Do I Start?
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This fact sheet is a "gateway" to the many possible paths to building a family through adoption. It attempts to provide an understanding of the basic steps in any adoption process and a guide to resources at each step. A list of additional resources is provided about general adoption, domestic adoption, foster care adoption, intercountry adoption, kinship adoption, and special circumstances adoption.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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Costs of Adopting
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Costs of Adopting
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Designed to help prospective adoptive parents understand and anticipate the financial costs associated with different kinds of adoption. It includes information on universal expenses, that is, expenses that occur with most types of adoption, such as home study costs and court costs. It also includes information on expenses more likely to occur with public agency (foster care) adoptions, licensed private agency adoptions, independent adoptions, facilitated/unlicensed adoptions, and intercountry adoptions.
Available: online, as pdf
Languages: English and Spanish
Cost: Free
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