- Adoption: Background Information
A practical introduction to the adoption process and trends in adoption over the past several decades, including the increasing popularity of international adoptions and other considerations for prospective parents.
- Different Types of Adoptions
Brief synopses of the various different types of adoption available to prospective parents, including such agency adoptions, adopting as a same-sex couple, adopting internationally, and adopting as a stepparent.
- Glossary of Adoption Terms
When beginning the adoption process, it may help to understand some of the terminology that is frequently used. This glossary includes definitions for common words and phrases related to adoption
- Who May Adopt: Overview
General overview of the different criteria that prospective parents must satisfy in order to adopt a child, including differences in state laws and a summary of adoption by same-sex couples.
- Unmarried Fathers and Adoption
Overview of laws and procedures for unmarried fathers who may object to the adoption of their biological child, and how this applies to fathers who are unaware of their paternity.
- Adoption Tax Credit
Overview of the so-called adoption tax credit, which provides limited funds for adoptive parents to spend on qualifying expenses, which often vary according to the child's needs.