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The number of International adoptions in the United States are in free fall for a variety of reasons, including: political (Russia), legal (Guatemala), and economic and relaxed family rules (China).
Adele considering surrogacy. Story here.
Financial plan for adoption may include contacting: (a) your Human Resource Department to learn if an adoption subsidy at work is available; and (b) your accountant to learn if you are eligible for an adoption tax credit.
A Court in Italy on April 29, 2016 allowed a same-sex couple to adopt each other’s child. Legislation in Italy is heavily influenced by the Vatican and does not expressly provide for gay adoption; however, couples have had some success in relying on legislation in Italy that favors”emotional continuity” for a child on a case-by-case basis.
Nepal‘s September 2015 surrogacy ban reduces options for opposite-sex and same-sex couples pursuing reduced cost surrogacy arrangements. Nepal now joins a list of other developing countries banning surrogacy. Opponents of Surrogacy cite exploitation of surrogates who are poor with limited-to-no protections and lack of protections for babies rejected by intended parents.
Mississippi did not challenge their unconstitutional statute banning gay adoption by filing a timely appeal. This means that gay adoption is not statutorily prohibited in any state.
Mississippi deadline to appeal Federal decision declaring gay adoption ban unconstitutional expires.
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