Raymond W. Godwin

Assisting Families For More Than 25 Years

Our Practice Is Limited to Adoption & Children's Law

Greenville Adoption Blog

4 Benefits to Having an Open Adoption

When starting to research adoption, many people have one thought in their minds--to bring home a baby or child who will be theirs forever. The child will have grandparents and aunts and uncles who will love them as though they were blood relations. But many adoptive couples find themselves faced with the reality that their child comes with biological family members as well. For some, the touchy navigation of familial relationships will never be an issue. But for other, biological family members may still want to have some sort of contact with the child.

3 challenges parents considering adoption often face

Deciding to open your hearts and home to an adoptive child in Greenville is one of the biggest and most rewarding decisions you could ever make. Though you are not certain about what is necessary to complete the process, you are willing to do whatever it takes to adopt a child into your family. 

Adoptions are not always easy. Sometimes, the process can take longer than expected. Take some time to learn about a few challenges that often occur during the adoption process so you can take measures to prepare and avoid them. 

New film "Lion" shows complexity of international adoption

A new film entitled Lion is set to debut in theaters on November 25. The film, starring Australian-American actress Nicole Kidman, is based on a non-fiction book by an Indian-born author that tells the story of his birth in India, separation from his mother, life with adoptive parents in Australia and the search to locate his biological mother.

Kidman is a good fit for her role in the movie because she adopted two children of her own in the 1990s during her marriage to actor Tom Cruise. Her life as a twice-married dual citizen actress with adopted children shows the custodial complexities of adoptive parenthood. Likewise, her role in the film Lion could spark interest in international adoption.

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We can't express enough the appreciation that we have for Ray Godwin. He is well-respected by adoptive families and birth mothers alike for both his candor and his concern for all involved in the adoption process.

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