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Types of adoptions and cost

Tennessee couples who are considering adoption might wonder what it may cost. This depends upon what kind of adoption it is and may range from very little to as much as $50,000 or more. There are four main ways that people may adopt. In a private agency adoption,...

Types of adoption

In Tennessee, a child may be placed for adoption by the biological parents or by a guardian or guardian ad litem. Some state agencies can do so as well. Private adoptions are allowed in Tennessee. This includes what is known is "direct placement"". This means the...

What to know about adoption court

Regardless of how a Tennessee resident chooses to pursue an adoption, it must be approved by an adoption court. The process begins by filing a petition with the court after which a hearing is scheduled. Prior to the hearing taking place, all interested parties will be...

The different types of adoption

For Tennessee parents considering adoption or giving up a child through adoption, it is important to note that there are several different options available. Each type of adoption grants both the adoptive and birth parents certain rights. Agency adoptions, for...

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