How do we handle the paperwork for our adoption, since we live in a different state?
|It’s very easy. We have been working with adoptive families and birth mothers nationwide since 1986. In fact, the majority of our families are not in our state, so we have purposefully developed our program to work with families across the nation.
Most adoptions are between your home state and the birth mothers state. For example – you might live in Texas and your birth mother might be in Ohio. In such a case, California is not even involved in the legal paperwork.
All of the paperwork Lifetime requires can be done by mail, fax, scanned or email. It is not mandatory to travel to meet us, unless you would like to. The choice is yours, and we are always happy to meet families in person when they come to visit.
You are welcome anytime to come to our center and meet our staff, simply call to schedule an appointment. Some adoptive families like to visit if they are in the area on vacation, business, or live in California.
Often we are able to meet our families when they come to pick up their child if the adoption is in California. This is always an exciting time for our staff!