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Beginning the Adoption Processfrom: Maxx Family Life
It is important that you realize that you have made a huge decision when it comes to beginning the adoption process. You're starting down exactly the right path. There are so many children who need loving homes and so many families that might need new homes for their children. Whether you have decided to adopt because you can't have children, or because you feel you'd rather give a good home to children who need a home, you are embarking on a grand adventure that will bring you a lifetime of happiness.
Don't let the idea of adoption intimidate you. Depending on what kind of adoption you go for, there is going to be mounds of paperwork and there is going to be a lot of red tape because there are lots of rules and regulations in place when you're looking to take care of other people's children. You should remember, this is something that's going to take time, and there are going to be forms to fill out. It isn't easy to do, especially if you have certain needs you would like for the children who enter your family, and so you should be careful that you don't let the daunting paper work get in your way.
Remember that this might be a stressful time for you and your loved ones, but once you have completed all of the forms and are on a waiting list to adopt, you are going to become a parent, and nothing is going to be greater than that. Hang on through the troubled times, because it can only get better from then on out.
To begin the adoption process, contact your local adoption agency. They'll offer literature and other information about adoption. A representative from the agency should be able to answer any questions you may have. Realize that while all states must comply with certain laws regarding adoption, the process at different agencies may vary.
Preliminary paperwork can be daunting, but this is for the child's safety, as well as to protect you and the child from messy custody battles. You also may have to be monitored by agency officials to make sure your work and personal life is stable enough for a child. Lastly, be prepared to submit financial information to show you have the means to care for the child and pay the agency for adoption fees.
Adopted Brother News
Teen in custody in adopted brothers' deaths; neighbors 'in shock' - USA TODAY
San Francisco Chronicle
Teen in custody in adopted brothers' deaths; neighbors 'in shock'
WEST POINT, Utah (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is in custody after authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of his younger adopted brothers found him miles away with traces of blood on him, officials said. He was arrested Thursday in the deaths of the ...
15-Year-Old Boy Fatally Stabs Siblings in Bizarre Murder
Blood found on teen arrested in deaths of 2 adopted brothers - Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
Blood found on teen arrested in deaths of 2 adopted brothers
Salt Lake Tribune
West Point • A 15-year-old boy arrested after his adopted younger brothers were found stabbed to death in his family's West Point home had traces of blood on him when he was found later by police. Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson said during a ...
Two adopted Utah brothers, 4 and 10, found dead; oldest brother, 15, arrested
West Point, Utah 15-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Kills Adopted Brothers 10 and 4
Utah teen arrested in deaths of two young adopted brothers
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Ron R. “Bo” Bowens - The Torrington Telegram
Ron R. “Bo” Bowens
The Torrington Telegram
... stepson James Van Lanen of Anchorage, Alaska; stepson Ryan Van Lanen of Sapinero, Colo.; mother-in-law Beth Morgan of Lakewood; brother-in-law Dan Morgan of Missoula, Mont.; and adopted brother and business partner John Horvat of Denver.
New Venue; New Vibes - Virginia Connection Newspapers
New Venue; New Vibes
Virginia Connection Newspapers
The teen told the story of her life before adoption and how it felt to be in foster care. But now, Arlene and her brother Andreas finally have doting parents. They were adopted four years ago by Lora and Michael Reles of Round Hill, Va. Now 15 and 14 ...