You’ve waited months, maybe even years for the chance to finally have your baby. You’ve gone through the screening process, the home study and the search for an expecting mother. This should be a joyous time as you wait for the ninth month to arrive.
While there are still hurdles for adoptive parents seeking to adopt children of other races, interracial adoption has become much more common than in previous decades. As late as the 1960s, interracial adoption was considered taboo and nearly unheard of.
You've been with your spouse for a few years now, and together with your stepchild you've created a new family unit. You want to make it official and adopt the child, but how? In some ways, stepchild adoption can be much easier than other forms of adoption. But it can also present unique challenges.
Giving a child a permanent home is a wonderful thing, and you probably feel excited to be starting the adoption process. After your initial celebration, there are many steps before you can bring a child into your home. The first one is the home study.