(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Adoption Certificate: This is sometimes referred to as a Certificate of Adoption, and is the official document that is signed by the Judge at the time of the finalization of the adoption, which triggers a new birth certificate to be issued for the adopted child by the Department of Vital Records,... [more
Republic of Georgia Adoption Overview
What’s Involved in Adopting a Child From Georgia? In 2002, Americans adopted 56 children from the Republic of Georgia. However, on September 25, 2003, Republic of Georgia President Eduard Shevardnadze signed amendments to the Georgian adoption law mandating a minimum six-month waiting... The Empty Chair
In 1933 when I was born and placed for adoption, the system had no regard for the fact that I had a Jewish mother. The fact that my birthfather was not Jewish played a greater part in the decision about where I should be placed. Even the wishes of birthmothers, not only mine but all birthmothers,... Adoption and Your Child's Teachers
America's understanding of adoption has changed from one of secrecy and denial to openness and understanding over the last 40 years; however most people still develop their understanding of adoption from information gleaned by the media - which often still presents sensationalized and stereotyped... Information Sheet Regarding the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
What is the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000? The Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA), enacted on October 6, 2000, provides implementing legislation for the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Convention). When does it take...
What does an adoption application look like?
July 15, 2007, 6:01 pm
The adoption application looks like a very simple document, but you will spend time looking for information to add to your application, and documents to attach to it.
Following is a list of some of the things you will need for your application.
Employment history for the last five (at... "Adopting" Dolls: A Birth Mother Perspective
June 5, 2007, 3:30 pm
I played with dolls. I might have played with them in the mud as I was part tomboy, but I played with dolls. I had quite a few Cabbage Patch Kids as they were the "It" doll of the 1980's. I was lucky enough, in retrospect for this topic, to have mostly handmade Cabbage Patch dolls, made lovingly... Documents Needed for your Home Study
August 21, 2008, 4:52 pm
When you are doing your home study for the first time it can be very stressful because you donít know what to expect. Most of us spend more time worrying about how clean our house is (I sure did) than making sure we have everything we need.
If you want to speed up your home study process,...