Adopting a child is a process whether that child is coming from Kentucky or anywhere else in the country. One of the first steps in the adoption process is to meet with a child's birth mother. In many ways, this meeting is like a first date. As with a date, it is a chance to get to know more about the birth mother and her views on adoption.
Sometimes, Kentucky residents don't have much choice when it comes to expanding their families. Even so, a pregnancy may not have been planned, but after the initial shock wears off, everyone gets on board with welcoming the new addition into the home.
A study conducted by Fidelity says that money may be a source of stress for many couples in Kentucky and throughout the nation. According to the survey, 40 percent of respondents said that debt had a negative impact on their relationships. It was not uncommon for couples with debt to have trouble communicating about money or other subjects. Failing to communicate about household finances may make it difficult to come up with a plan to deal with issues that may arise.
In Kentucky and other states, individuals may have the right to petition for custody rights to their grandchildren. A court could be willing to grant custody rights to grandparents in the event that the child's parent is abusive, unable to care for him or her or has passed away. The court hearing the matter will also need to determine that granting custody to a grandparent is in the child's best interest.
Divorced and separated parents in Northern Kentucky may wonder how to approach the holidays. The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but they are especially hard on divorced couples and their children. However, approaching the holidays with a pre-decided plan in place can make things easier on everyone involved.