Many people in Illinois may find themselves in the position of contemplating adoption as a means by which they can fulfill their dreams of parenthood. For a single parent or a same-sex couple, adoption offers them a path to creating a family that they would not otherwise have via what many might consider the typical process. Even for heterosexual couples, some may look to adoption if they are unable to conceive children or if they simply want to help a child in need and add to their family via a different means.
When your family considers adopting a child in Illinois, you may not think about children from the foster care system. There are many children in foster care who need loving homes, though, and you likely have many questions about the process.
When you get remarried, you may consider adopting your stepchildren so everyone feels they are all part of the same new family. At Parker and Parker, Attorneys at Law, we understand that you likely have many questions about this process.
Today, the day before Mother's Day, is Birth Mothers' Day. In the adoption "triad" of adoptive parents, the child, and birth mother, we acknowledge who is often the quietest of the three. To give up a child is a decision both intensely personal and emotional. After a 9-month (or longer) journey these women make the unselfish choice to send off the child with whom they've bonded, for a better life.