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Six children adopted by family friend after their mother dies

Many residents of Northern Kentucky and elsewhere might think of adoption as a simple matter involving a couple adopting a baby or older child, if they have wanted children for a long time. However, adopting a child can be a much more complex matter in some cases. For example, a grandparent or other relative with custody of the children might wish to adopt them, thereby giving them more legal rights for the best interests of the children. Foster parents could make plans to adopt children under their care. A step-parent might wish to become the child’s legal parent. These are only a few examples of adoption options that are somewhat different from the norm, but no less important.

What is the federal adoption tax credit?

Adopting a child in Kentucky can be one of the most rewarding and selfless things you can do. However, it can also be pretty expensive. The United States federal government makes a tax credit available to help make it easier to bear the costs of bringing a new child into your home.

Support for children in foster care

For many children in Kentucky, their parents are unable to properly care for them. Addiction to alcohol or drugs, financial difficulties and/or abuse are often cited as reasons that children are removed from their birth parents and placed into foster care. This can be a frightening and traumatic time for children as they are moved between different homes or even shuffled between their birth parents and foster care. For some, however, it can lead to adoption by a loving family.

What do I need to know about adoption in Kentucky?

If you want to share your loving home with a child in need, adoption can be a great option. However, adopting a child in Kentucky entails quite a few requirements that you must know to be sure the process is successful. Failure to do so may result in a refusal of your adoption request, which can cause quite a bit of heartache for all involved.

Secure legal help when navigating the adoption process

Adoption is a wonderful way that a family can expand and grow. However, there are many legal considerations for Kentucky families that wish to take this step. It is important for parents to have efficient, experienced help when navigating the adoption process in order to ensure that their legal goals are met and all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and efficiently. 

Kentucky Supreme Court to decide same-sex adoption dispute

It is common for a stepparent to wish to adopt his or her stepchild. The child’s noncustodial biological parent generally has the right to contest the adoption, which sometimes occurs. But a new case before the Kentucky Supreme Court may be virtually without precedent in state law.

Is child consent required for a Kentucky adoption?

There are certain requirements that need to be met in order to adopt a child in Kentucky. Understanding what requirements are present and what it takes to meet these requirements can be very important for parents when they are navigating the adoption process.

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