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How to Choose the Right Doctor for your Unplanned Pregnancy

What to expect at the hospitalIf you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be feeling stressed and a little overwhelmed. The first step to alleviating this stress is finding the right doctor to guide you through this experience. A knowledgeable, attentive, and kind doctor will make you aware of all of your options and will help you choose what’s best for you and your family. To help you find the right doctor for you, here are some tips:

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How to Raise Money and Save It for Adoption Costs

understanding your adoption financial assistance optionsIf you’ve recently started looking to adopt, then concern about adoption costs may be occupying the forefront of your mind. The total cost of adopting a child in the United States can fall anywhere between $25,000-$40,000, depending on your circumstances. This is no small amount, but fortunately, there are multiple ways to achieve your dream of adopting without taking on more debt. Below are a few methods you can use to financially prepare yourself for the cost of adopting a child.

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Adoption Cost Breakdown

considering adoptionAdopting a baby is a beautiful thing for both the baby and the new parents. Adoption helps to match babies with welcoming families who will be able to give them the best life possible. Unfortunately, this process can be long and expensive. Below are some of the costs associated with adopting a baby. 

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Meeting Potential Adoptive Parents

Birthmother pregnant considering adoption.Placing your child for adoption can be a daunting experience. You may have a mixture of emotions including anxiety and fear, especially when the time comes to meet the child’s adoptive parents. You may ask yourself many questions and stress over small details. How then, you might ask, should you prepare and go about meeting your child’s parents? Let’s look at some helpful tips.

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Adoption Attachment Difficulties

The process of adoption is truly a roller coaster of emotions: the good, the bad and everything in between. Each stumbling block is another obstacle to overcome on the way to what is hoped to be an incredibly happy ending. Adoption comes with high expectations of joy, love, hope and a true sense of family. But what happens when things don’t go exactly as planned? Though it may seem unrealistic to some that have not experienced the process, parents can fail to feel attached or connected to their adopted child. It is important to understand that this is a real situation that many adoptive parents may face. 

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Claim Your Adoption Tax Credit

Understanding and navigating through various tax rules, regulations and guidelines can be extremely challenging. Identifying the specific credits that you may be entitled to during the year can be even more difficult. For example, If you are an adoptive parent, there is a specific tax credit that will apply to you and your particular situation. Each year, this credit and its structure can change. However, there is an adoption credit of up to $14,300 for qualified expenses that were paid out of pocket for last year. 

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Inter-state Adoption

Domestic adoption creates a place for families to develop by giving children a home to live in with loving parents. Many adoptions occur when a blood relative takes on a family member’s responsibility with a child. Others are non-blood-related adoptions. Both types of adoption require specific steps to meet all of the necessary requirements before the adoption can occur. 

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Supporting a Loved One During an Adoption

healthy communication in open adoptionAt some point, a friend or a family member may confide in you they are starting the adoption process for a child. Just as with pregnancies, an adoptive parent can become as excited as someone who is giving a biological birth. How you react and support them going forward will make all of the difference in the world in reducing worries and stress within the adoption process. Let’s look at what your friend or a family member needs during this process and what you can do for adoption support if someone you know is adopting. 

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