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Can you adopt a baby without going through an agency?

by Guest11710320  |  5 years, 1 month(s) ago

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My best friend just found out she's pregnant with her fourth child and doesn't want to keep it. The mother and father both agreed to let my partner and i adopt but we don't know the process. Do you have to go through the state or an agency? If both parents agree to the adoption what is the next step?

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  1. Guest18200182
    Yes you can adopt a child without using an agency when i lived in the state of Texas I was blessed with the chance to adopt a newborn . I was in the delivery room when she was born and I got to be the first one to hold her.The doctor delivered her and then gave her to me to put on the warming table . Then when the nurses had measured, weighed and finished all their stuff she was given back to me to carry to the nursery . It was a very wonderful experience and the cost was much cheaper than going through an agency. My cost were the lawyer fee of 2500.00 and the cost of the state homestudy and court cost. You need to be very careful when not using an agency because the biological parents have the right to change their mind for six months. Which means anytime during the first six months the adoption cannot be finalized an d the birth family has the right to change their minds until the adoption decree is signed by a judge. Best Wishes and Good Luck

  2. Guest13675747
    NO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO YOU HAVE TO BE 18 YEARS OLD AND UP
  3. Ali Abdullah
    Hi, If you go through the Department of children and families, they help with the expenses. In Iowa I know all that you pay is time to register to be an adoptive parent by going to classes, background check, and home study. Then when a child or children are found and you think it is a match you wish to make permanent, they will help you adopt the child(s) what ever it takes. My suggestion for you being an adoptive parent, is to become a foster parent too. There is no extra classes, but in you at least get to have the child in the home to see if they are a fit for your family. We had about 20 foster children and we adopted the last 2 children that was placed in our home. There was a few we thought was a fit, and turned out to be just to much for our family.
  4. Ali Abdullah
    Hi, If you go through the Department of children and families, they help with the expenses. In Iowa I know all that you pay is time to register to be an adoptive parent by going to classes, background check, and home study. Then when a child or children are found and you think it is a match you wish to make permanent, they will help you adopt the child(s) what ever it takes. My suggestion for you being an adoptive parent, is to become a foster parent too. There is no extra classes, but in you at least get to have the child in the home to see if they are a fit for your family. We had about 20 foster children and we adopted the last 2 children that was placed in our home. There was a few we thought was a fit, and turned out to be just to much for our family.
  5. Ali Abdullah
    Hi, If you go through the Department of children and families, they help with the expenses. In Iowa I know all that you pay is time to register to be an adoptive parent by going to classes, background check, and home study. Then when a child or children are found and you think it is a match you wish to make permanent, they will help you adopt the child(s) what ever it takes. My suggestion for you being an adoptive parent, is to become a foster parent too. There is no extra classes, but in you at least get to have the child in the home to see if they are a fit for your family. We had about 20 foster children and we adopted the last 2 children that was placed in our home. There was a few we thought was a fit, and turned out to be just to much for our family.

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