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Choosing the Right Adoption Professional

Making the decision to build your family through adoption can be an exciting and, yet, confusing one. To assist with your decision to adopt, it is important to obtain the most up to date and correct information possible in order to make an informed decision. The Internet is a great place to start. However, it can be at best confusing and the Internet can be misleading and downright wrong. The information many times is simply wrong or out of date. Even the law that you pull up can be wrong.  Where do you go? It is so important to seek out the right adoption professional. Go to the Interent and search for adoption professional or lawyer in your area. Go to their website. If they do not have one, dismiss them. Two websites that are very useful is the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers (ACAL) and the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA). Many of the attorneys on the ACAL website are also on the AAAA website.  These attorneys are the professionals. While not all are as experienced as others, the academy's have extensive requirements to become members. Contact several and interview them. Not only do they need to be professional, you need to feel a connection with the professional you are speaking with and one that you will retain. The adoption attorney will guide you through the process, make recommendations, and refer to other professionals you will need to get ready to adopt. Do not be afraid to ask questions. Do not be afraid to seek out other adoption attorneys until you are ready to go. Do not be afraid to ask for the cost of the adoption and the cost of the attorney. Remember "There is a child out there waiting for you."  Keep checking back for more information on building your family through adoption.

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