An adoption workshop has been added to our events and schedule page for April 28, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. If you are interested in adopting or would like to know some more information about the adoption process and our agency and reside in Virginia or the surrounding areas, please join us for this workshop. The workshop will be held at the home of one of our adoptive families. Our Executive Director will be there along with some adoptive families that have completed adoptions through our agency. If you would like to attend, please call our office at 281-342-4042 or email Maxine Seiler at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and get the location’s address.
We want to thank our hostess and all of the families that will be there for this workshop. We look forward to meeting some new adoptive families. If you are interested in possibly hosting a workshop in your area, please contact us.
The relinquishment process in adoption raises lots of questions for both adoptive families and biological parents. Alot of confusion from this topic stems from the different kinds of adoptions. One concern we hear frequently from adoptive families is if the biological parent can return months or years after the adoption and reclaim their child. There is alot of fear on the adoptive parents part and why some families choose to do international adoption instead of a domestic adoption. In the State of Texas, if you adopt through a private licensed child-placing agency such as Family to Family Adoptions, relinquishments are signed by a biological parent no more than 48 hours after the birth of the baby. Once these voluntary relinquishments are signed they are irrovacable. These standards are for the State of Texas and private licensed agencies and vary from state to state. Most people who fear that this might happen have heard from someone else that it happened to their family or they know someone it happened to. It is important to remember and understand that the relinquishment process can be different for the foster care system, if the adoption is done through an attorney, and if the biological parents did not relinquish their parental rights but instead granted custody to a family member or friend. If you have concerns or questions about the relinquishment process the best person to get the information from is the adoption professional. We will answer any and all questions regarding this process and hope to alleviate any concerns or fears you have regarding relinquishments. Please contact our agency for further clarification or if you have additional questions regarding relinquishments or the adoption process in general.