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Agency or Independent Adoption? What You Need To Know

This guest post is by Michelle Erich at Michelle Erich Law.

After you have read up on adoption and maybe visited an adoptive parent support group, you will have some ideas of the adoption you want such as open or closed, in state or out, or international.

Do you want to hire an adoption attorney or list with an adoption agency? Both have pros and cons, so the choice is personal to you.

An adoption attorney is a one-stop-shop in a way that is exclusive to lawyers.  Attorneys are licensed by the state.  Be sure to check the laws in your state first since some jurisdictions, such as Texas and Florida, only allow agency adoptions. Continue reading