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How to Make a Birth Plan for the Hospital

Learn the ins and outs of creating a birth plan for the hospital, allowing you to be prepared for the day you give birth.

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Understanding Adoption Requirements in Pennsylvania

Adoption laws in PA can be tricky for women looking to place their baby up for adoption. Our guide to adoption laws in PA can help you navigate the process.

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Choosing the Right Adoption Agency

Are you pregnant and thinking about adoption for your child? This is the time to surround yourself with support and gather information to make the best decision for yourself and your baby.

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Your Complete Guide to Open Adoption

Open adoption plans are very flexible and can be designed for the level of relationship that makes the birth mother most comfortable. In this guide, we will cover many aspects of open adoption that birth mothers and adoptive families will consider during adoption planning.

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What is the Difference Between Open and Closed Adoption?

Open adoption and closed adoptions are very common, but both come with their share of details. Knowing the difference between these options available to birth families and adoptive families can create a relationship that works well for everyone.

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Can a Child be Adopted without the Consent of Both Parents? The Ultimate Explainer

Can you place a child for adoption without the father's consent? We explain all the details to this complicated question.

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What to Know Before Making an Adoption Plan for Your Child

Before you make the decision to place your child for adoption, you may have many questions about the process. After many years of facilitating adoptions, we have a few facts birth mothers like to know before choosing adoption for their baby.

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The Ultimate Guide to Adoption Home Study in Pennsylvania

One of the phrases that people find most intimidating during their research is “home study.” While the adoption home study process looks very daunting at first glance, this guide will help prepare you for what's to come.

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What to Know When Adopting a Toddler

As you consider adopting a toddler into your family, we invite you to begin by learning more about how toddler adoption is different from infant adoption, how to get started in the adoption process, and how to prepare your child for the transition.

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Obtaining a Birth Certificate and Social Security Number for your Adopted Child

Your adopted child’s new birth certificate and Social Security Number are key records that will need to be produced throughout their life. This guide will explain the process for obtaining a new birth certificate and social security number for your adopted child.