Upon the exploration into adoption and the subsequent decision to adopt a child, there are a wide variety of factors that vary depending on the choice to engage in domestic adoption or foreign adoption. While there exist both advantages and disadvantages latent within each process, some of the most common concerns with regard to adoption laws are as follows:
Once a child is legally adopted, the birth parents relinquish their collective roles as parents of the child in question. However, many individuals who adopt children are fearful that they might encounter their child’s birth parents. As a result, many couples interested in adoption opt to participate in foreign adoption.
Regardless of the location of the adoption, the birth parents retain no legal rights with regard to the child in question. Unless the adopting parents choose to allow contact with the birth parents, the birth parents have no ability to locate or engage in communication with either the child or the adopting parents. However, since adoption laws vary from state to state and country by county, the applicable adoption laws should be researched and explored.
In most cases, the adopting parents are entitled to the full extent of the adopted child’s medical and birth records, regardless of the nature of adoption. However, in most cases, the adopting parents will only be privy to details that are legally disclosed with regard to the birth parents.