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Dangers of adoption fraud

People in Texas who are considering adoption or who are thinking of giving up a child should be wary of becoming victims of adoption fraud. Private agencies, birth mothers, facilitators and prospective parents might all be perpetrators of fraud in an adoption. There are warning signs birth parents and prospective parents could watch for that might reduce their risk of being deceived.

Private adoptions in Texas

There are several types of adoptions possible in Texas, and each has slightly different regulations. Many adoptions are facilitated by state or international agencies. An adoption may also be a "private adoption," which is conducted directly by the birth parents. No agency is involved in a private adoption. This means that agencies cannot advertise available birth mothers to prospective parents. It is also not possible for a family attorney to advertise for a potential adoption.

What are the qualifications for adoption?

In Texas, a parent wishing to adopt a child must meet certain guidelines and follow certain regulations. The specifications vary depending on the current relationship between the child and the person wishing to adopt. Most adoptions are complex and may take several months or longer to complete. The court always acts in the best interests of the child to be adopted and works to ensure that the adoptive parent or family is a good fit for the child.

Diplomacy may be complex facet of international adoptions

The desire to love and raise a child to flourishing adulthood is one shared by many adults. Not all are able to see those desires fulfilled by natural processes so they turn to adoption, often on an international scale. Texas attorneys experienced in family law know that adoptions that cross national boundaries to create families can bring with them special, unexpected complexities that require ongoing legal counsel.

Adoption of Russian children to end in 2014

A sizeable upheaval in the international adoption scene was witnessed late in the end of 2012. In direct rebuttal of newly-passed American legislation limiting the travel and commerce of known Russian human rights offenders-dubbed the Magnitsky Act-Russian legislators and President Vladimir Putin passed a comprehensive ban on the American adoption of Russian children.

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