- Q Can psychiatric services help an adopted child adjust to a new home?
Dr. Victoria Dunckley, PsychiatryThe short answer is, yes of course. The reality is, many adopted children do not get referred to mental health services that specialize in adoption issues. I worked at an adoption clinic for 9 years and was floored by how little families knew even... Full Answer
- Q How much does an international adoption cost?
Brooke Randolph, Marriage & Family TherapyAn international adoption can range from $24-36,000 and can be more if there are complications. The cost of an international adoption includes professional services from attorneys and social workers; document fees with various governmental agencies for... Full Answer
- Q Can I adopt a child of a particular sex or age or more than one child?
Brooke Randolph, Marriage & Family TherapyYes, this is very possible, depending on country laws, state laws, agency policies, and your willingness to wait. The wait is often longer for younger children; however, this is also dependent on the country from which you choose to adopt. Be clear from... Full Answer