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Matching in Robyn’s Adoption Land

Last week, I wrote about how matching is done today. My intention was to write about matching in Robyn’s Adoption Land next, but I realized that I had to explain how counseling is done there. Simply for convenience, we’re going to assume that the expectant father is a part of the adoption plan. For more … Continue reading

Options Counseling

In 2012, I read a great post at Therapy Is Expensive. Until then, I had never heard of Options Counseling. In the adoption realm, Options Counselors counsel pregnant women, providing information and support about all of their options – abortion, adoption, and parenting. There is no pressure or coercion. In one of the first Robyn’s … Continue reading

Closed Adoption Doesn’t Exist in Robyn’s Adoption Land

In my last post, I remarked, “Closed adoption doesn’t exist in Robyn’s Adoption Land.” I’d like to expand on that. A closed adoption is an adoption in which the adoptive parents and birth parents don’t know anything about one another. They have no identifying information. They don’t have any interaction. Today, very few domestic adoptions … Continue reading

Open Adoption Agreements in Robyn’s Adoption Land

An open adoption agreement is a written statement in which the adoptive parents and birth parents outline what openness and contact are going to be post-adoption. For a more legal definition, I went to Childwelfare.gov, which states: Postadoption contact agreements are arrangements that allow contact between a child’s adoptive family and members of the child’s birth … Continue reading

TPR in Robyn’s Adoption Land

On Monday, I wrote about how TPR (Termination of Parental Rights) works now. Today, we’re traveling to Robyn’s Adoption Land to learn how TPR works there. Who Must Sign TPR? All biological mothers must sign TPR. (That was easy.) When it comes to biological fathers, it’s a little more complicated. I wrote about this previously. In … Continue reading

Fees in Robyn’s Adoption Land

As I’ve discussed previously, adoption is expensive. It shouldn’t be. In Robyn’s Adoption Land, adoption costs what it costs, no more and no less. What does that mean, precisely? Fees are set based on the costs of actual services. Fees are not charged based on the race or gender of the child. All adoption agencies … Continue reading

Birthmother Expenses In Robyn’s Adoption Land

If I were Queen of the United States, instead of just Queen of Robyn’s Adoption Land, everyone would have free health care. The minimum wage would rise with inflation. Food servers would have to be paid minimum wage, and tips wouldn’t count towards that. Schools would be better funded than prisons. Women would have the … Continue reading

Home Studies in Robyn’s Adoption Land

It’s been a long time since we’ve been to Robyn’s Adoption Land, so I thought I’d finish up this draft and take us there. In the present day world, home study requirements vary from state to state, and sometimes from agency to agency. Sometimes, agencies who do international and domestic adoptions will apply some of … Continue reading

Requirements for PAPs in Robyn’s Adoption Land

Welcome back to Robyn’s Adoption Land! Today’s post will be shorter than the last, I hope. I’m going to talk about the requirements for prospective adoptive parents (PAPs) in Robyn’s Adoption Land. In the so-called real world, each agency, facilitator, or other adoption professional can set its own requirements for PAPs. Some have age restrictions … Continue reading

Birthfathers in Robyn’s Adoption Land

Currently, every state has different laws when it comes to biological fathers, their rights, and their responsibilities. For example, Utah has some of the worst laws, so many adoption agencies there will fly in expectant mothers who wish to circumvent the rights of their babies’ fathers. I recently found out that, in most states, convicted … Continue reading