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HVP Novemer 2016

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16 Hudson Valley Parent n November 2016 scrutinized although things like reli- gion, gender preference and marital status and education cannot be used to deny an application. State regulations also require that the home study generally be completed within four months of the adoption application submission. One of the biggest worries of private adoptions is that the birth parents will find their child in the future and attempt to get them back, but New York State has some of the best laws to prevent that from being an issue. Going through an agency can help alleviate some fears as well, as they provide support from start to finish, offering seminars and de- tailed information about the entire process. International options For these types of adoptions, the first step is to file an application with U.S. Citizenship and Immigra- tion Services. The form used will de- pend on which country from which you'd like to adopt. Like domestic adoptions, the paperwork helps the prospective adoptive parents demonstrate their eligibility. Supporting documenta- tion - like proof of US citizenship, for example, is also requested for all adult members living in the house- hold. Michelle Mohl and her husband from Pine Bush adopted their two children who are biological brother and sister 13 years ago from Russia. They chose to go international with a closed adoption because at the time, trying to adopt more than one child at a time domestically would have taken years and they weren't comfortable with open adoption or potentially losing them to the diverse laws of the different states. And after experiencing three miscar- riages, they didn't want to deal with another loss. ADOPTION (Continued from Page 15) I just love the staff as well as Dr. Pachter!!!!! I would defi nitely recommend Dr. Pachter to anyone looking for orthodontist work. I'm impressed with how the Dr. Pachter, staff and patients interact with one another. It's like one big happy family!!!! - Tracy G. After going to a ton of different practices, I thought I'd never have perfect teeth but Pachter Orthodontics worked wonders on me.The staff is like family and Dr. Pachter is one of kindest people I've ever met. I highly recommend them. - Emily S. BRACES & INVISALIGN FOR CHILDREN,TEENS & ADULTS • Early morning or evening appointments can be conveniently arranged. • Interest-free Financing and convenient payment plans. Oran Pachter, DMD Board Certifi ed Orthodontist See what our patients are saying on Google Reviews!! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 465 E. Main St. • Middletown • 343-8212 |

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