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April 6, 2017

Is a Stepparent Adoption a Possibility for Your Family?

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Many times when a blended family forms, stepparents wish to adopt stepchildren in order to legally reflect the relationships that have formed. When a stepparent adopts a child it means that the stepparent is awarded the legal responsibility to support and care for the child. Requirements for Stepparent Adoptions There are a number of requirements that must […]

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December 29, 2016

Considering Adoption? The Legal Journey to Extend Your Family

Adoption



Today’s society has become a virtual melting pot for different family nuclei. The traditional two-parent, Dad, Mom, two kids and a family pet has transformed into a blend of forms and combinations of family members. A common thread is the desire to bring children into a family. The same applies to the traditional family who […]

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September 25, 2015

Preparing for an Adoption in Illinois

Adoption



Deciding to bring a child into your life can be an exciting, life changing, and fulfilling decision. There are hundreds of children in the Illinois child welfare system hoping to find a loving parent or family. Having the stability of a strong family life is key to children’s development, and many Illinois residents are qualified […]

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August 14, 2015

Adoption and Reactive Attachment Disorder

Adoption, Illinois family law attorney, Marriage



When a family decides to adopt a child, it is never an easy decision or one to take lightly. Not only will a new child in the family drastically change family dynamics, but there is also the consideration of the child who is being adopted—will he or she fit in with the rest of the family? Will […]

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November 20, 2014

Illinois National Adoption Day Festivities Kick Off Saturday

Adoption, Child Custody, Illinois family law attorney, Stepparent Adoption



This year marks the 15th anniversary of National Adoption Day—an initiative started to help move the nearly 10,000 children in U.S. foster care into permanent, loving homes. While it is not run by one advocacy group, it is a collective effort of policymakers, practitioners, and advocates who work together to finalize adoptions that are in the works. […]

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