(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
Adopting from Lithuania: Factsheet
Disclaimer: The following is intended as a very general guide to assist U.S. citizens who plan to adopt a child in Lithuania and apply for an immigrant visa for the child to come to the United States. Two sets of laws are particularly relevant: 1) the laws of Lithuania govern all activity in...
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... Nepal Adoption Overview
What’s Involved in Adopting a Child From Nepal? Assuming you meet all the qualifying criteria required of adoptive parents by the Nepalese government, adopting a child from Nepal is a fairly simple and straightforward process: Once your homestudy and dossier are complete, they are... International Adoption - Kazakhstan
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. PLEASE NOTE: Prospective adoptive...
ARAG Offers Free Disaster Preparedness Guide
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you live in the Deep South, the Midwest or on the West or East Coast, storm season is here and with that comes the increased threat of tornados, floods, ... Texas State Historical Association - June 11, 2013
The traditional story of the Texas Revolution remembers the Alamo and Goliad but forgets Matamoros, the strategic Mexican port city on the lower Rio Grande. Adopt-A-Hydrant program in Brunswick
Brunswick residents are asked to assist the Division of Fire in painting about 200 hydrants this year. It is part of the Brunswick Division of Fire continuing Adopt-A-Hydrant program. †
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,...