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  • Adoption Options: A Fact Sheet for Families

    This fact sheet provides basic information about adoption options. It focuses on the choices between domestic and inter-country adoption, domestic infant or foster care adoption, and licensed private agencies, independent adoption, or facilitated/unlicensed agencies. A description of how the placement process will vary for each type of adoption is provided, as is a list of resources. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Adoption Powerpoint

    A powerpoint about the adoption process and the different types of adoption. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia
  • Temporary Hearing (Video)

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    By:
    South Carolina Legal Services- Charleston
  • Are You Pregnant and Thinking About Adoption?

    Written for pregnant women who are considering placing their child for adoption, this fact sheet provides practical information about adoption alternatives. It describes the benefits of counseling and reviews the different types of confidential and open adoption arrangements. Tips for working with adoption agencies, independent attorneys, and adoptive parents are included. Special considerations for babies of color also are discussed. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lawyer Referral Service Online

    The Lawyer Referral Service Online provides a list of attorneys by county that participate in the Bar's LRS program. To find an attorney simply click the county in which you live and look for one that practices in the area of law concerning your question. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Adopting Children From Foster Care

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    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español