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Profiles released concerning children up for adoption

There are approximately 6,000 children in Texas awaiting adoption, and many of them come from the southern Texas area. The Child Protective Services for our state has been attempting to publicize profiles of many of the children awaiting adoption in hopes that interested and qualified parents will apply.

One problem in seeking adoption of children is that many children up for adoption also have siblings in need of a home. Often, this means that parents hoping to adopt one child may be also requested to adopt a brother or sister of that child as well.

Obviously, profiles of the children presented will not always tell the whole story as to who these children happen to be. The reason many children are up for adoption is because they come from broken homes. Abandonment by parents, drug abuse in the home or simple poverty may sometimes take an emotional toll on these children.

Parents that are seeking adoption of children need to be realistic about the responsibilities that they are taking when making a decision concerning a particular child. However, at the same time, there is probably nothing more rewarding in a person's life than to raise a child in a safe and healthy environment. What many of these children have lacked in their lives has been access to caring and loving parents.

Recruiting an experienced family law attorney to help out with the adoption process allows for parents to focus on getting to know the child while allowing someone else to take care of the legal necessities. It's important to gain such assistance so that unnecessary obstacles do not interfere with the adoption process.

Source:, "Wednesday's Children: Emmanuel, Adanmaolisa and Lewis," Oct. 24, 2012

  • For more information concerning adoption, please peruse our firm family law website.

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