May 1, 2018

  Choosing adoption for your baby can be a difficult decision. It’s even more difficult when you don’t have a strong support system and feel you have to keep your adoption a secret from certain people in your life for fear that they won’t understand or support you. While we always encourage you to confide

April 1, 2018

  When it comes to openness in adoption, it’s more common today than ever before. In fact, 95 percent of adoptions completed today are either open or mediated, meaning there is some sort of communication between the birth parents and adoptive parents during and after the adoption process. However, even though open adoption is common,

March 1, 2018

  As a prospective birth mother or someone who has already placed her baby for adoption, there may be a point where you may find yourself asking, “Can I get my baby back after adoption?” In many cases, this question may arise out of overwhelming feelings of fear, panic and uncertainty. Choosing to place a

February 1, 2018

  When you decide to become parents through adoption, you know you’ll have to go through extensive background screening before being approved to adopt. But, whether you adopt through an agency or search for an adoption opportunity independently, there will be one more step before you can begin your search: the adoptive family profile. Adoptive

November 1, 2017

  ICWA (the Indian Child Welfare Act) is a federal law that protects children of members or eligible members of federally recognized Native American tribes. If the child you wish to adopt is a member or eligible to be a member of a tribe, they’ll be protected under ICWA laws. The attorneys of Bierly &

October 1, 2017

  Whether you’re just starting to learn about the adoption process and search for potential adoptive parents for your baby or you’ve already found a prospective adoptive family and you’re ready to talk to them for the first time, you’re probably worried about finding the right couple to adopt your child. You want your baby

September 1, 2017

  Growing your family through adoption is an exciting process, and once you’ve decided to take that step, you will probably be eager to welcome a new child as soon as possible. However, after hearing that adoptions can take months or even years to complete, you may be wondering just how long the process will

August 2, 2017

  Are you pregnant and looking into adoption for your baby? You’re not alone. Bierly & Rabuck have helped countless women in your situation place their babies with loving adoptive families that have been waiting and hoping for child. We partner with other adoption professionals in Pennsylvania and across the country to help you find