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12Jan, 18

By Angel Simpson, Attorney You love him! I mean, what is there not to love? He is delightfully eccentric, has never been married, wears lederhosen to family funerals and brings his own Peppermint Schnapps to holiday functions. But is he the best choice of caregiver for your child/ren? No way! Choosing a legal guardian for ... more

5Jan, 18

Adopting a child from another state requires strict adherence to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) guidelines. The stress and added expense of adopting from another state can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, there are ways you can plan ahead so that an interstate adoption is less stressful and less expensive. One of the ... more

23Jun, 17

Last month, three U.S. senators introduced the Vulnerable Children and Families Act, a bill which aims to help children around the world who are living in institutions or without permanent homes receive more assistance from U.S. international delegates. Specifically, the bill aims to ensure that international child welfare is a central part of U.S. foreign ... more

13Jun, 17

On Monday, June 12, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies held a markup to debate and potentially amend and rewrite the 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Appropriations bill. The bill, which determines funding for military training and equipment, also finances veterans’ benefits and program — including a ... more

20Jun, 16

By taking advantage of the federal adoption tax credit, US Military benefits and employer advantages, thousands of American families are eligible and receive financial benefits each year for the cost associated with an adoption. Here’s a quick breakdown of those three methods: Federal Adoption Tax Credit The federal adoption tax credit (FATC) allows a monetary ... more