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Types of adoption (by effect on the parties involved)
In most jurisdictions, the adoption process begins with the decision of the birth mother (or in some cased, both parents) to place the child for adoption. Birth parents may be able to choose what family they would like their child to belong to. Depending on jurisdiction and local law, they may already know of a family that want to adopt, or they may find people who want to adopt by going to a lawyer, social services, or by finding a private or state adoption agency (though privately arranged adoptions are illegal in some jurisdictions). The birth parents may have the option of choosing whether they want an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. They may be given Parent Profiles to look at and... more
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