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Thoughts on Re-homing from an Adoption Professional

The media has recently been covering the topic of “re-homing.”  Re-homing occurs when an adoptive family locates someone else to take in and care for their child without checking into the new family’s history, completing background checks, or involving their adoption agency or other legal entities in the change of custody.  Interestingly, the term “re-homing” is not familiar to many within the adoption community.

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I think most people felt speechless when they first read the articles. How could anyone leave a child with a complete stranger? What would possess someone to think this was the best option? Certainly, desperate people will do desperate things, but this seems outrageous, right? So many in the adoption community agree.   Read more.

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