Flying Alone With Your Kids? Make Sure You Have Proof of Your Relationship
When you decide to adopt a child, usually you’ve already made a conscious decision to have a family. A family in the traditional sense. A family that includes a father, a mother, and a son or daughter.
But what if you didn’t have kids? Would you consider adopting?
That’s one of the first things that you should think about when you first get to the adoption office.
You’ve made an offer, and then maybe you’ve even taken the time to consider if you would be comfortable without a biological or adoptive family around. Or if it is even possible to adopt.
You have to remember that these are decisions that you should make based on your own personal situation.
Adopting a child that has autism, who has special needs, that is blind, or that has Down syndrome is going to be different than adopting a child who is just like you, or your mom, or your friends.
Even adopting a child with Down syndrome is a little different. Many families adopt children with special needs; in other words, children with things like autism, dwarfism, or other developmental delays.
Some of the most difficult decisions a family faces is when they find out that their biological children are not actually theirs.
So let’s get down to the basics here. What exactly is adoption?
The simplest definition is that you are adopting your child into your family. You are taking your child into your home for the purpose of bringing him or her up to adulthood.
When you adopt a child, that person is no longer considered your child; they are no longer yours. That person does not technically belong to you; they belong to the person who is adopting them.
You are adopting that person into your family, and you are legally giving that person to that person.
Adoption allows you to legally make your child your child, meaning that you can legally adopt your child’s physical body. The legal term for that is “legal adoption.”
This legal status usually goes by the name of “child in need of protection.”
Because you have taken legal action to make your child a legal, legal, and legal decision has come about.
You have legally adopted your child. A legal document signed by a judge that says in black