The adoption process can be endlessly rewarding once it is complete. However, the process of filing paperwork, waiting to be matched and finalizing an adoption can be a uniquely trying one. Because adoption is so personal and because the desire to have a child is deeply rooted in the concepts of love and family, individuals waiting to adopt can find the holiday season to be more sad and stressful than joyous. Although the hope is that a child will soon be filling one’s home with laughter, the absence of that child can weigh heavily at the holidays.
Whether you're looking to put a child up for adoption or you are the one looking to open your loving home to a child in need, there is one important thing you should keep in mind: a lawyer may be the most important resource on your side during this process.