Cheryl R. Payne featured in article "Becoming a Family"
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The difference with private adoptions is the birth mother or parents are making the decision to give up a child and use a private process, said Cheryl Payne, the Naples attorney for the Bakers.
“The birth mother gets to choose the family,” Payne said, adding that the adoption process typically takes six months. It usually begins sometime during the birth mother’s pregnancy.