Many people in society think placing a child for adoption is an easy choice for the birth parents. These individuals don’t realize the amount of thought and anguish that likely went into this decision. The truth of the matter is that adoption is a lifelong commitment for the birth parents and the adoptive parents, but…Read More
The decision adopt is life changing – for you and for the adoptive child. The process isn’t always easy, and there may be stressful times until your able to complete your adoption. While it might be easy to focus on your immediate checklists of items to complete for your adoption such as your homestudy, background…Read More
Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant comes with a variety of emotions, and you may find yourself wondering what’s best for you and your baby. If you’re considering giving your baby up for adoption, it’s important to understand the various steps, processes and laws involved. Here’s a rundown on what you need to know.
Did you know there is more than one type of adoption? There are three types and they are commonly referred to as open, semi-open or closed. Most adoptive parents and birthmothers are unsure of the differences and the route they wish to go down at the beginning of their adoption journey. It’s important to learn…Read More
Attorney Clay Whittaker and his wife, Lead Adoption Coordinator Cheryl Whittaker, founded Gulf Coast Adoptions to create new families. Inspired by the adoption of their newborn daughter, Clay and Cheryl bring real life experience and passion to Gulf Coast Adoptions’ mission. Gulf Coast Adoptions mission is to improve the lives of children by providing loving, nurturing…Read More
There is great news for prospective adoptive parents. The federal adoption tax credit that had expired on December 31, 2012, was reenacted in the beginning of 2013. Indeed, Congress not only revived the tax credit in the American Taxpayer Relief Bill, it made it permanent. For 2017, the federal adoption tax credit is $13,570. The…Read More