On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
The leftover turkey is probably long gone, and many Missouri residents have probably set their sights on upcoming December holidays, but November still holds a few festivities. November is National Adoption Month, and many communities across the state aim to educate and celebrate. Adoption is a matter of family law, and many children dream of finding a forever family with the help of the court.
Recently, one community offered a movie night, free of cost, to local residents. The film “Instant Family” was shown to attendees, and afterwards, people could enjoy refreshments and mingle with their neighbors as they learned about the need for adoptive families in Missouri. Information on foster care was also made available.
Teens and older children are often overlooked when families consider adoption, and many of them lose hope that they will ever find a family. Teens with no family of their own may feel as if they have no one to love and care for them, and they can face troubles such as low self-esteem, depression or abandonment. A loving family for a child of any age can make a big difference, and the holiday season is a wonderful time for interested families to consider adoption.
If a person is considering adopting a child, he or she may not know how to begin. Adoption is a legal process, so it can be a good idea to rely on an attorney experienced in family law. An attorney can explain the adoption journey to clients and assist them as they make sure everything is in order to welcome a new child to their family.