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Ten Ways to Be Generous to Foster/Adopt Families This Holiday Season

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | December 30, 2020

Christmas and New Years is a great time to give back to the community, and the adoption and foster community is one area that really could use your help. As you determine where you want to donate this year, here are some ways you can help to support…

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself to Find Out if Adoption is Right for You

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | September 9, 2020

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes the baby in the baby carriage. Or so the old song says. But for some, getting to that baby in the baby carriage is the hardest part. More and more couples are turning to adoption to help their family…

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Interview with an Adoptive Mom

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | August 27, 2020

There are plenty of resources on adoption on the internet, but the best way to find out what adoption is really like is to hear the firsthand accounts of the families who have been on the journey themselves. Recently, we reached out to one of our…

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Adopting in Quarantine

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | June 18, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times with many businesses shutting down due to the COVID-19 restrictions. With those restrictions, many courts have closed as well, only allowing emergency hearings to be held. For many adoptive families, that has…

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Foster care adoption has its challenges and rewards

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | April 13, 2020

Taking a foster child into your home can be a deeply rewarding experience. However, you must first meet licensing requirements and receive approval from the Department of Social Services. Many foster parents wish to adopt, but there are many…

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How to go about adopting your stepchildren

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | October 30, 2019

When you start dating someone with kids, you may not plan for it to head to the altar. However, at some point, it does, and you find yourself a stepparent. Entering the lives of children who live mostly with one parent may cause stress. However,…

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Birth fathers and South Carolina adoptions

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | October 30, 2018

Both families who wish to adopt and prospective birth mothers often have questions about the role the birth father potentially plays in the process. Without following the proper procedures, there is a risk that the birth father will later appear and…

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Are you eligible for adoption assistance?

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | July 27, 2018

You may be eligible for a variety of South Carolina adoption assistance programs if you choose to adopt a special needs child currently in foster care and available for adoptive placement. The South Carolina Department of Social Services oversees…

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The Unspoken Trauma of Adoption

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | July 24, 2018

One of the topics that many people neglect to talk about when discussing adoption is the trauma that many, but not all, adopted children experience. A number of children adopted at birth are susceptible to the affects that adoption can have on a…

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Why is grandparent adoption more common nowadays?

On Behalf of Raymond W. Godwin | May 31, 2018

Multigenerational family living arrangements are now commonplace across South Carolina and around the country. Economic constraints, like dual-income families unable to afford daycare, and higher costs of living are a big driving force behind this…

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