Summary of Initial Adoption Consultation

The Adoption and Surrogacy Law Center

Summary of Initial Adoption Consultation with Colleen M. Quinn and the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center (where there is no identified placement):

  1. Overview of Adoption – providing a framework within which to operate (understanding agency versus parent/private/independent/direct placements) – practical and legal distinctions, sorting out entities on the internet;
  2. Explanation of the home study and agency’s role.
  3. How foreign adoptions and foster parent/public agency adoptions fit into the framework.
  4. How to avoid committing a Class 6 felony: Explanation of permissible versus non-permissible payments in Virginia including payments for matching (licensed child placement agencies versus facilitators versus licensed facilitators).
  5. Review of expected costs.
  6. Cautionary advice in signing adoption agency agreements and in working with agencies.
  7. Review of search options and methods.
  8. Explanation of search materials needed including developing effective adoptive family profiles.
  9. Develop tailored adoption action plan to fit each adoptive parent(s)’ budget, time constraints, skills & talents, and personal preferences.
  10. Recommended agencies.
  11. Large package of resource materials provided.
  12. Distinguishing between interstate versus in-state placements.
  13. Understanding how placing parent rights are addressed including how consent and revocation periods work.
  14. Clarifying risk factors.
  15. Avoiding scams.
  16. What to do when contacted by a potential placing parent.
  17. Planning for the adoption tax credit.
  18. After consultation – added to the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center lead list (sent by email) at no charge.

Dated: 3-31-2012

RICHMOND: 804-285-6253
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Initial Adoption Consultation


Summary of Initial Adoption Consultation with Colleen M. Quinn and the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center (where there is no identified placement):

  1. Overview of Adoption – providing a framework within which to operate (understanding agency versus parent/private/independent/direct placements) – practical and legal distinctions, sorting out entities on the internet;
  2. Explanation of the home study and agency’s role.
  3. How foreign adoptions and foster parent/public agency adoptions fit into the framework.
  4. How to avoid committing a Class 6 felony: Explanation of permissible versus non-permissible payments in Virginia including payments for matching (licensed child placement agencies versus facilitators versus licensed facilitators).
  5. Review of expected costs.
  6. Cautionary advice in signing adoption agency agreements and in working with agencies.
  7. Review of search options and methods.
  8. Explanation of search materials needed including developing effective adoptive family profiles.
  9. Develop tailored adoption action plan to fit each adoptive parent(s)’ budget, time constraints, skills & talents, and personal preferences.
  10. Recommended agencies.
  11. Large package of resource materials provided.
  12. Distinguishing between interstate versus in-state placements.
  13. Understanding how placing parent rights are addressed including how consent and revocation periods work.
  14. Clarifying risk factors.
  15. Avoiding scams.
  16. What to do when contacted by a potential placing parent.
  17. Planning for the adoption tax credit.
  18. After consultation – added to the Adoption & Surrogacy Law Center lead list (sent by email) at no charge.

Dated: 3-31-2012

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