How can I prepare for a home study?

A home study is an important part of the adoption process. This is where the adoptive parents are assessed to ensure they offer a safe and loving environment to the child in need. While it can be a bit intimidating, Adoption.org offers the following tips to help you...

How can I help my family adjust to adoption?

Adopting an older child in Texas is a very serious decision to make, and once the adoption is approved challenges still remain. For instance, some families have difficulty integrating a new child into their home, which can be a sensitive process for all involved. In...

What are the tax benefits of adoption?

When you adopt in Texas, your mind is probably on the new addition to your family. You may prepare a room and prepare your family to welcome a new member. One thing you may not think about is how the adoption impacts your taxes. However, the IRS explains there are...

What do I need to know about adoption?

If you’re thinking of adopting a child in Texas, you probably know there is a long road ahead of you. While the process can be complex, having the right information will help you navigate it successfully and with as little stress possible. Parents answers the...

Common adoption myths

Adoption is a complex process. The placing of a child into a home of someone other than the parents puts a huge burden on the State of Texas. If something were to go wrong, it often falls to the state to handle the fallout. Because of this, the state takes its...

What Is a Home Study?

Adoption can be a long and arduous process for parents in Texas. The home study is one particularly stressful component that involves assessing prospective parents’ ability to properly raise a child and ensuring that the living conditions are conducive to a healthy...

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