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Answer provided 7/8/2004 5:35:31 PM

Q. I`m 40 and my husband is 48. Can we adopt?

A. At Adoption Network Law Center, an adoptive parent's commitment to providing a warm and loving family is what counts, there are no arbitrary principles regarding: Age,Marital Status,Income, Geographic Location, Religion, Ethnicity or health.
Many Adoptive Parent(s) fear that they will not be chosen by a Birthparent unless they meet an ideal set of standards. In truth, most Birthparent(s) are not concerned with age, religion, marital status or other criteria. They see the letters, and usually connect with the profiles because of particular shared feelings and values. An Adoption Network Law Center Counselor will assist you in preparing a personal profile to attract the attention of Birthparent(s) who share common values.
Adoption Network Law Centerís team of quality professionals always provide support in dealing with the reality of infertility and the prospect of an adoption placement. So much information given to couples in the outside world is slighted and does not deal with the real fears and anxieties that everyone has regarding the adoption process.

Adoption Network Law Center embraces and enthusiastically celebrates the Birthmother(s) who have courageously come forth to place their child for adoption, making an Adoptive Parent(s) dream come true. Birthmothers should be applauded for their unselfishness, contentment with their decision and for the satisfaction they display in knowing they have chosen a wonderful family to provide their baby with a stable life. This unselfishness began with the Birthmotherís loving desire to see to it that her baby is given the best.

However, waiting for the right Birthparent(s) can be more challenging if the Adoptive Parent(s): Already have many children, are over the age of 50, Have limited financial support for a Birthmother, have a nontraditional lifestyle, will only adopt a specific gender, are extremely particular about a Birthmotherís appearance or lifestyle.


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