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Mississippi Adoption Basics

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Couples choose adoption as an option to expand their families for a variety of reasons. Is there a niece or grandchild in the family that needs a stable home? Perhaps infertility has been an issue?  Some couples are concerned about the welfare of children whose parents are unable or unwilling to provide a stable… Read More »


Mississippi Adoption

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Many couples choose to expand their families through adoption. Though the reasons behind this choice vary, the one constant among all such couples is the driving desire to parent. Getting through the convoluted system can be exhausting, but ultimately, with the help of an experienced attorney, the outcome will be well worth the effort…. Read More »


Giving Up the Baby for Adoption: Is it the Right Decision for You?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Every baby deserves a loving home. Perhaps that home is your own. But if you are concerned that you just may not be ready to commit your life to raising another human being, you do have other options. One of them is giving the baby up for adoption. If you are wondering if adoption… Read More »


Stepparent Adoption in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Adoption may be the most wonderful gift you could give to your stepchild, fortifying a strong and permanent parent-child bond. Before rushing into the stepparent adoption process, there are many factors to consider. Adoption is a lifelong commitment with very real consequences. Before you make an adoption official, make sure you understand the emotional,… Read More »


Who Must Consent to a Mississippi Adoption?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Before a child can be adopted in Mississippi consent to the adoption must be obtained. The Child Welfare Information Gateway defines “consent to adoption” as the agreement by a parent, or a person or agency acting in place of a parent, to relinquish a child for adoption and release all rights and duties with… Read More »


FAQs about Adopting a Child in Mississippi

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Are you interested in adopting a child in Mississippi? If so, you probably have a lot of questions but don’t worry, all of your questions will be answered, you just have to get the process started! We recommend that you begin by reading over the frequently asked questions that are answered below and then… Read More »


Adopting a Child Through Foster Care

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

If your family is considering expanding via adoption it is important to know that there are several different ways in which a child can be adopted in Mississippi. Understanding the various avenues of adoption available to you can be challenging, therefore, it is a good idea to sit down with a local family law… Read More »

Parental Consent to Adoption: When is it Valid?

By Derek L. Hall, PC |

Diamondhead Adopted Child Has Three Parents After DHS Mistake A Diamondhead boy named David now has three parents after a Department of Human Services (DHS) mistake during his adoption process, according to The Sun Herald. David’s mother abandoned him at the hospital, and Shawn and Rachel Self attempted to adopt him. But when a… Read More »

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