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Families grow in many ways, including through adoption

There are many ways to describe what goes into the making of a family. The most important ingredient in any home, regardless of how the family came into being, is love. One of the greatest ways to show that love to a child is through adoption. There are countless children in California waiting for someone to teach them what love and family are about.

Recently, one adoptive mother shared her story about how she and her husband became parents of four children over a four-year span. They discussed the topic of adoption well before they married and decided that was what they both wanted to do. When they contacted a local agency, they were informed that they needed to be married for a year or longer before they would be considered. They then opted to have a biological child. A year after the birth, they reapplied and were quickly matched with a soon-to-be-born girl who was diagnosed with a disability.

Two more children followed in quick succession -- one through biological means and the fourth through another adoption. The couple discussed the differences in the two adoptions and how the biological parents choose to interact with the children. There are two main types of adoption: open or closed. In a closed adoption, there is no exchange of information or contact between birth parents and adoptive parents. In an open adoption, there can be various levels of contact, depending on the type of relationship the birth parents and adoptive parents feel is best for the child involved.

There was an estimated 1.5 million adopted children in the U.S. in 2001. That number has steadily climbed as adoption becomes more acceptable -- both foreign and domestic. California families who believe that adoption is the right choice for their family may choose to start the process by consulting with a family law attorney who can guide them and help them determine the best options for them and their future son or daughter.

Source:, "My husband and I adopted 2 kids in 4 years. Here's an insider look at the process", Annie Beth Donahue, March 22, 2018

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