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Adoption Attorney Felice Webster explains how long it usually takes adopting parents for an infant domestic adoption and the factors that influence the amount of time it can take
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In infant domestic adoptions, that is where adopting parents are wanting to adopt the newborn baby. The amount of time that it can take for the adopting parents to locate a baby to be adopted and a birth mom who chooses them varies. Sometimes, it happens that even without being actively looking to adopt, a family will hear about a baby that's looking for a home. But, then, there are times that the adopting parents who look for maybe 18 months or 2 years for a longer time and they haven't quite found the right situation. But, adopting parents should be reassured that they should keep on looking, that there are babies out there to be adopted and that their time will come when they'll be a family. In terms of what makes the family maybe more open to being picked by a birth mom, I would sat that the more open they are, the better, and that would be in terms of the contact that they're open to have with the birth mom after the birth as long as she's wanting to have that, the type of child that they're willing to adopt and wanting to adopt, and the more open they are generally, the more that they're likely to be presented to birth moms and that increases their chances of being selected.

Adoption Attorney Felice Webster explains how long it usually takes adopting parents for an infant domestic adoption and the factors that influence the amount of time it can take

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Felice Webster

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Felice Webster has been an Adoption Attorney for over 25 years. It is her privilege to help families come together by adoption, both in independent, stepparent, foster parent, and adult adoptions as well as in re-adoptions of internationally adopted children. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers. She enjoys being a frequent speaker on adoption and dependency law at adoption seminars and for foster parent agencies. Felice has been married for over 35 years and has two kids.

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