Adopting a child with special needs

Some children need extra in life -- extra help, extra care, extra compassion and extra love. Some of those children with special needs in Missouri are awaiting adoptions. In fact, the National Adoption Center indicates there are as many as 134,000 children with...

Handling adoption trauma and loss

People who bring nonbiological children into their families are sometimes bringing older children. Even though every adoption in Missouri is unique, there are some similarities, especially when the children are, indeed, older. No matter what is behind an adoption, it...

Adoptions have changed over the years

More than two million children in the United States today are living with their adopted families. The process and laws surrounding adoptions in Missouri and the rest of the country have changed from decades ago when there was no way for adopted children and their...

Seeking to adopt a child

The desire for a child can be overwhelming. But, how does the Missouri couple even begin the adoption process? For that matter, does it have to be a couple? Can an unmarried individual adopt a child? Adoptions laws are designed to protect the child and can be...