The way we talk about adoption has evolved over time as we become more aware of the complexities of our relationships and the way both children and adults react to words, nuances, and connotations. Here are resources for present and future parents, families, teachers, and others. From Adoption.com...
Adoption From Foster Care, 1999
Adoption from Foster Care Some of the links on this page will open new windows to external Web sites. To return to NAIC's Web site, close the new window. The most recent complete data on children in foster care, summarized below, was released in January, 2000 by the Children's Bureau, U.S.... Online Resources for the Children of Alaska
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration of Children and Families (ACF) has mandated under section 479 of the Social Security Act that states participate in reporting data required under 45 CFR 1355, 1356 and 1357. This is known as Adoption and Foster Care... Supporting Loving Families: After the Adoption
More and more adoptive families find they need extra help with special needs after the adoption. Sometimes, love isn't all you need. For children who have been adopted from the child welfare system, permanency is a start but not a solution, and a loving family is a blessing but not a cure-all....
Community to celebrate Adoption Day at park today
With many lives being touched by adoption and foster care, several local agencies and community members are joining together today at noon at Vernon Worthen Park to celebrate National Adoption Day. St. George families share stories of adoption, foster care
Families brought together through adoption and foster care gathered at Vernon Worthen Park on Saturday to commemorate their experiences at the third annual Celebrating Families Through Adoption event. Orchards Children's Services grows into new Southfield space
Kirk Pinho - With nearly 70 percent more full- and part-time employees than it had five years ago, Orchards Children's Services needed more office space. The Southfield-based nonprofit, which provides adoption and foster care services, last week moved into 43,000 square feet of space in the... BROKEN: A WLOX Investigative Report on DHS - Part 4
Many people call the child welfare system in our state "broken." In this special WLOX Investigative Report, we focus on just two of the state's Department of Human Services' many responsibilities: adoption and foster care.
Adoption? Yes, But Not What You Think
April 3, 2013, 1:49 pm
Adoption is the legal and/or social establishment of a parent-child relationship where that relationship is not the natural result of marital sexual intimacy. Yet it seems that within this rather straight-forward definition, there are some who have a heart for traditional adoption and worry that... I Get to Talk and People Will Listen
April 14, 2012, 8:33 am
I am blessed to be writing you today and telling about a unique experience that I am getting. In May, I will be giving a speech/workshop on adoption and foster care/adoption. This is so exciting for me as it is certainly my passion. I have been planning in my head what information I want to pass... Ten Ways to Help
November 21, 2011, 7:14 am
Do you have a family member or friend who is trying to adopt through a Foster-Adopt program? Here are a few ways you can be of help:
During the Waiting Times
Be a friend. Be someone your friend can vent their fears and frustrations to. Waiting is hard. They don't need advice nearly...