Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Adoption Misconceptions

From The Chicago Tribune:

When Christine DeLoach decided to adopt, a few questions crossed her mind. Would an adoption agency be concerned that she was a single mother? What about the limited space in her small New York City apartment? Would her age matter?

A decade later, the Chicagoan is mom to three boys. She adopted her first son, Nathan, who is now 11, from Ethiopia in 2008. After moving from New York to Chicago, she adopted her son Andrew, 5, in 2015 through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services foster care process. She is now hoping to legally adopt Andrew’s biological brothers, 1-year-old John Robert and 4-week-old Joshua, who lives with them.

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