Adoption Resources for Maryville Families

Child adoptions are probably the best part of practicing family law. Parents act selflessly to help a child have a happier life. The aim of adoption is to bind parents and children together. Parents adopt because they can’t have children of their own, they want to help children who are disadvantaged, a stepparent wants to…

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Worried About Gov. Lee’s Adoption Bill? We Can Help You

This January, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a bill allowing adoption agencies to deny services to same-sex couples. The law prevents the state from barring agencies from receiving public funds for refusing to place a child with a family based on religious reasons. Advocacy groups and critics of the legislation believe the law unfairly targets…

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How Does a Home Study Work for Adoption?

The home study is one of the most important parts of the adoption process in Tennessee. It is a visit conducted by a social worker, employed by a private or state agency, who inspects your home and interviews you and your family members. The home study could take multiple visits to complete, so be prepared…

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Adoption Lawyer

Congratulations – you’re about to expand your family! The decision to adopt a child is an important one, so you want to make sure you have the best attorney for your needs, to help you through the process. We have compiled these five tips for choosing the right adoption lawyer, so you know where to…

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Interstate Adoption and ICPC Compliance in Tennessee

If prospective adoptive parents of a child live in a different state than the one where the child is living, the law that governs this transaction is called the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Act (ICPC). This is a uniform, statutory law in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S.…

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