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Old 10-14-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Anyone out there have experience with interstate adoption? Adopting from Texas, while residing in another state? Or living in Utah and adopting out of state.

We are hoping to adopt a "waiting child" and of course are eager to get started.

The resources are a bit muddy on what steps we need to take. We are going to call but would love to hear from those who have been in our shoes.

Thank you.
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Old 10-15-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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If you have completed your home study and have a case manager, that would be your best source of information especially since rules change all the time. Have you started the process of getting approved yet, home visits, classes, background checks, etc.?
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:21 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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I haven't done this, but I have a friend who has - not those two states, NY and FL. It's worked out well for her and the bios of the baby are over a thousand miles away, which is what she and her husband wants.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I don't know how to prove this but I think more adoptions are out of state than instate for adoptive parents. Too many folks limit themselves only to their home state and don't realize they can be considered from anywhere.
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:40 AM
 
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Anyone out there have experience with interstate adoption? Adopting from Texas, while residing in another state? Or living in Utah and adopting out of state.

We are hoping to adopt a "waiting child" and of course are eager to get started.

The resources are a bit muddy on what steps we need to take. We are going to call but would love to hear from those who have been in our shoes.

Thank you.
We live in Idaho and adopted from Utah. We needed an attorney in both states. You are not supposed to leave the state you adopt in, in your case TX, until interstate compact is done. Utah has really good adoption laws and I don't know anything about TX adoption laws, but if you can legally finalize in Utah that might be better. I waited for interstate compact to be done only 3 days. I would really read up online about adoption in both of those states so you are as well informed as you can be.
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:42 AM
 
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like there were major hang ups I'm communication before even starting. I contacted the adoption exchange and was told immediately to go through company A for a he study if adopting out of state. I gathered our paperwork and contacted them. They said contact company B to start training immediately. Company b says we can't help you until we get an application in to let you start. Well I say texas isn't willing to do so until I have a home study and company A wont start that until I start training. A lovely loop of chaos if you will. I'm calling tomorrow fo see if we got wires crossed as I beoeve I should be able to start pre service training so company A will start my home study.

Hopefully it will go smoother after this.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Welcome to the dizzy world of adoption. I think they deliberately confuse people so they are forced to hire expensive lawyers. Of course you will need a lawyer eventually but it shouldn't be so hard. Maybe a conversation with your county social worker will help you get on the right track. Good luck.
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