If you have found yourself financially overextended and have reached a point where the damage is unrecoverable, you may be thinking about filing for bankruptcy. After all, when the bankruptcy is complete, you will finally be able to breathe a little bit easier. However, whether you're still trying to decide if it's the right option or you have decided but haven't filed yet, you need to be careful about how you handle some financial things in the meantime.
If you've decided that you want to adopt a child, the first thing you should do is reach out to a family law attorney. While it may not seem logical to get an attorney involved from the start, it's important that you protect yourself legally from the beginning. After making the decision to adopt, I have been through the process several times. I created this site to help other adoptive parents understand what they can expect from the entire process, including the legal support you're likely to need. I hope this information helps you feel more confident in this major life decision.