Apparently, some people think adoption laws are the same in each state in America. They are not. Laws that dictate acceptable expenses for pregnant women considering adoption, revocation times, the access of adoption records and many other items vary a great deal from state to state. Many moms here at Cafemom keep saying that certain practices ALWAYS happen. I guess they just don't know that adoption laws vary in each state.Answer Question
Answer by Katrina3016 at 1:19 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Yes,thank you for posting this in a prominent manner.
Answer by drfink at 2:36 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by Southernroots at 4:09 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
I have wondered the same thing. I have known there was a wide variation in state laws and some of the differing laws .After some of the 'discussions" here I became more curious. It is all so easy to find; including each states regulations regarding a licensed agency or adoption provider. This will even describe if a lawyer or counseling etc. is required,how much, who may provide it ,who monitors it and even how important is that regulation is to remaining licensed. In a lot of states ,regulations directly impacting the pregnant women are in the moderate low category .It has been sometimes surprising that there are those that assume I or others are making stuff up rather than realize things can be different than their own experience.
Answer by drfink at 4:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
And in case anyone wonders what the laws are; here's a link to a breakdown, state by state:
Answer by onethentwins at 5:27 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
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