Separating fact from fiction when it comes to the law is never easy. Matters get more complicated with the topic of domestic adoption law. With such an emotionally charged subject and constant developments, it can be hard to distinguish what’s real and what’s just a rumor.
To help you better understand the process of domestic adoption, we’ll take a look at some of the most common myths and realities.
International Adoption is More Common Than Domestic
Fiction. While international adoptions are certainly common, domestic adoptions occur more frequently in the United States. In fact, the number of international adoptions is shrinking overall with the Wall Street Journal referencing 6,441 international adoptions in 2014 vs. 23,000 in 2004. Many families are choosing to go the domestic route when it comes to adopting a child.
Domestic Adoptions Are More Open Than They Were in the Past
Fact. The general nature of adoption has changed greatly over the past few decades with more people favoring a transparent process. Instead of conducting the process in secret, adoptive parents and birth parents are more likely to take the time to get to know each other these days. This approach to adoption allows more information about the child’s medical and family history to be shared as well.
Domestic Adoptions Are Long, Drawn-Out Processes
Fiction (mostly). Why do we say mostly? Because the actual duration of an adoption process does vary, and there are no guarantees as far as an end-date. Without the right guidance, you can find yourself tangled up in home studies, court hearings and more. However, the right counsel makes a world of difference.
At Bosserman Law, we understand the ins and outs of adoption because we’ve been through the process ourselves. Our guidance will turn the process into a joyful one for you and your growing family.
If you’re not sure where to begin or just need a confidential ear, reach out to Bosserman Law today by calling 662.890.9558. We’ll provide the guidance you need to begin building or expanding your family.