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Is Adoption Right for Me? Trusting Your Answers and an Experienced Illinois Adoption Attorney

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adoption attorney, adoption lawyer, Illinois adoption laws, Hague convention, family lawDetermining whether or not adoption is the right path for you takes careful consideration. It is not a decision you will reach quickly, because your decision may affect the child, you and your spouse, and the birth parents. There are some tough questions to ask not of the adoption agency but of yourself.

Planned Parenthood, a trusted healthcare provider of women around the globe, offers a list of questions to potential adoptive parents to encourage considerations before moving forward with your decision to adopt a child into your life and your home.

  • Am I ready to become a parent?
  • Do I have adequate finances to care for a child?
  • How will adoption affect my future?
  • Will I be haunted by the fact that I am not the biological parent?
  • Is adoption something I feel I should do or is it what I want to do?
  • How important are other people’s opinions of adoption to me?

You may also want to consider and truthfully explore the following pros and cons of adoption before contacting an experienced adoption attorney in your area.

Pros of Adoption

  • You will be offering one of the greatest gifts to a child waiting for a loving family;
  • You will increase the child’s scope of life’s opportunities and developmental success;
  • You will fortify your family structure through an act of unconditional love and understanding.

Cons of Adoption

  • With the exception of a few states, adoption records remain sealed. As your child grows older and wants to seek his or her birth parents, this may prove a frustrating obstacle experienced by both you and your child;
  • Although you may provide a stable and loving home, adopted children often experience several psychological scars such as separation anxiety stemming from deep feelings of abandonment.

Understanding the pros and cons of adoption can impact whether or not you believe this is the right choice for you and your family. If you have answered all the questions of yourself truthfully and fully understand that you will be navigating into the unknown, then perhaps it is time for you to contact a trusted adoption attorney in your area.

Every adoption attorney at A. Traub & Associates is here to stand by your decision to adopt. We understand the complexities that can arise from international adoptions, and have represented clients involving the Hague Convention as well several reputable Illinois adoption agencies.

The legal team at A. Traub & Associates is familiar with Illinois adoption laws and how the process can prove somewhat complicated. If you are confident with your decision to adopt, contact an Illinois adoption attorney at 630-426-0196 to schedule your initial consultation today.

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