Domestic newborns (or domestic adoptions) refers to the voluntary and permanent placement of U.S. born infants for adoption by their birth parents, who legally consent to the adoption with an adoptive family of their choosing.
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), established in 1960, establishes procedures for ensuring the safety and stability of placements of children across State lines.
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a Federal law that governs jurisdiction over the removal of Native American (Indian) children from their families.
A second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights. In this way, the child comes to have two legal parents. It also typically grants adoptive parents the same rights as biological parents in custody and visitation matters.
LGBT adoption is the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This may be in the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple, adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other's biological child (step-child adoption) and adoption by a single LGBT person.
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