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Teach and Contend for Principles and Practices

“We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.” (Proclamation to the World: The Family)

Each state has its own laws and rules related to adoption. It’s important to understand state laws and work with adoption officials in each state to assure that the adoption is as legal and secure as possible.

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Some laws to consider relate to ICPC (Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children). LINK + explanation

Birth mom relinquishment: There are laws governing when a birth mom can relinquish her parental rights and whether that relinquishment can be revoked.

Drop down menu of policies and procedures. Maybe state rules and regulations?

 Perry, L Tom. “Why Marriage and Family Matter-Everywhere in the World.” Why Marriage and Family Matter-Everywhere in the World, Apr. 2015, https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/2015/04/why-marriage-and-family-matter-everywhere-in-the-world?lang=eng.

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