Five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court made a monumental decision that effectively turned the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)—a law designed to protect religious minorities—on its head. In the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Court ruled 5-4 that a Christian owner of a for-profit corporation may use their own religious beliefs to dictate the company’s actions.
Pregnant mothers considering placing their child for adoption have a difficult decision ahead of them. One thing that can prove beneficial in the decision-making process is the candid voices of other women who have made the choice to place a child for adoption.
You and your spouse have made the life-changing decision to adopt a child. It’s an emotional time—filled with excitement and love. You may delve into the process filled with anticipation.
Adoption is a complex process, in which adoptive parents may be willing to spend substantial amounts of money to find a child to adopt. Unfortunately, this sets the stage for unscrupulous individuals to take advantage of both adoptive parents and birth mothers for their own financial benefit. Anyone considering adoption must be mindful of potential fraud and should work with only reputable adoption professionals.
A home study is required in almost all adoption cases. It is one of the first steps in the adoption process—a prerequisite to identifying a prospective adoptee. This process gives adoption entities an inside look into your suitability as a parent and the child-safe environment of your home.
Who is best qualified to adopt a child?