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Category: Adoption

Brown Law Office
July 23, 2019

Adopting a Child After Divorce: What to Expect

After the turmoil of divorce, you're ready for a fresh start — and a new definition of family. Depending on your financial situation and your current home life, adoption could be a viable means of accomplishing both goals. This path is not without risk, however. Given the weight of this decision, it is absolutely imperative that you examine your options in detail. Read on for insight into the challenges you might face if you adopt a child after divorce:

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Brown Law Office
May 29, 2019

Minnesota Adoption Basics

As an adoptive parent, you could make a positive difference in the life of a child who desperately needs your love and care. Options abound; you can adopt domestically or internationally through an agency. You can adopt your new spouse's child or get involved with Minnesota's foster program. No matter which avenue you pursue, you'll need to abide by local legislation. Not sure where to start? We offer a first look at the Minnesota adoption process below:

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Brown Law Office
August 22, 2018

Bringing Home an Adopted Child: What to Expect the First 3 Months

You made it through the red tape of the adoption process and you're finally ready to welcome a child into your family. This is an exciting time, but it's also rife with unexpected challenges. Realistic expectations are key. Keep the following in mind as you adjust to life as an adoptive parent:   

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Brown Law Office
June 19, 2018

Adopting a Sibling Group: Instant Family

An unfortunate fact of foster care and adoption: many children are separated not only from their birth parents, but also from their siblings. This problem can be mitigated by parents who adopt multiple children at once, but it takes a special family to handle the added stress.

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Brown Law Office
April 4, 2018

Teen Pregnancies and Adoption: Statistics and Resources

Shows such as 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, and the Secret Life of the American Teenager increased our awareness of teen pregnancy. Since these programs took over TV, the teen pregnancy rate has dropped to an all-time low of 22.3 per 1,000 women aged 15-19. In Minnesota, the teen pregnancy rate dropped 69 percent between 1990 and 2015.

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Brown Law Office
August 30, 2017

Single Parent Adoption in Minnesota: Important Local and Online Resources

In Minnesota, even singles can adopt. If you meet the state's requirements and pass a home study, you can be the proud parent of an adopted child. Being single, however, doesn't mean you are in it alone. There are valuable resources for single parents online and in local communities all across the state. Here are a few to keep in mind...

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Brown Law Office
August 16, 2017

Adopting A Child With Serious Health Issues? 5 Things To Know Before You Accept This Big Responsibility

Adoption is a fantastic option for prospective parents looking to start a family or invite another child into their existing family. Unfortunately, the adoption process can be both lengthy and expensive, particularly if the adopted child has significant physical or mental health problems. Providing the best possible medical care for your adopted child is crucial. These five tips will help you deal with this huge responsibility:

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Brown Law Office
June 7, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Open Adoptions

Since the 1980s, open adoptions have become more common, providing benefits to all parties. With a confidential, or closed, adoption, the mother releases parental rights for her child, and the adoption agency places the child with a new family. Open adoptions foster relationships between adoptive and biological parents. In turn, this allows adoptive parents more control in making medical, educational, and other life decisions for the child based on biological and heritage concerns.

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