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Other Adoption Services
Should your study need an Addendum made to it because you have moved, or change jobs within the year the study was started. We can complete this service for you as well.
Our agency has its own in house attorney. Paul D. Petersen is very experienced in the area of adoption and has completed many adoptions in and out of AZ. Paul will appear in court for relinquishments, re validation of foreign decree’s and finalizations.
Counseling & Education
Our Birth Mother are required to attend relinquishment counseling before there rights can be terminated. They will be offered the ability to continue with counseling should their desire after their child has been placed with the adoptive family of their choosing. This service is free for the birth mother and all adoptions are charged for this. This is considered a donation or gift to the agency and not refundable should she desire to not partake of it.
ICPC Document Preperation
Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) what is it?
In order for a child to be legally placed from one state to another, an Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, or ICPC, MUST be completed. Trying to bypass this requirement will lead to whatever punishment the jurisdiction has in place. This could mean removal of the child from your home, loss of your foster care license, or the ability to adopt in the future. Should you decide to match with a birth mother out of the state of AZ. Or are completing an international adoption. You will need ICPC services. We have years of experience navigating ICPC and can help you with your adoption. Do not fear ICPC, it is a legal process that can and will be completed by your Bright Star Adoptive staff.