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The Child Adoption Process
The adoption process starts by filing a petition with the court which includes a multitude of information concerning you (and your spouse if that applies) and the minor child you wish to adopt. There are also certain qualifications a person must meet before petitioning for adoption of a minor child. Also, the rights of the natural parents of the minor child must either be terminated or relinquished by consent. And a preplacement assessment will also need to be completed within time constraints before any hearing on the adoption.
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