(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Dissolution: A reversal or voiding of an adoption after its legal finalization. This can occur for a variety of reasons, the most common of which are: 1) That there was not a good match of the needs of the child with the talents and capabilities of the adoptive family, and 2) That the circumstances... [more
New Study Looks at Success Rates of Adoptions of Children from Foster Care
A recently published study addresses gaps in knowledge about post-adoption dissolutions and the post-adoption service needs of adoptive parents. Funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to the New York City Administration for Children's Services, the study was led by Trudy Festinger,...
Adoption Law - Greece
Family Code Chapter 13, Articles 1542-1588 General: Adoption is a legal process, enacted by Court order. There are no private adoption agencies in Greece. Children may be adopted using the services of an attorney acting as facilitator, or through social welfare services and organizations for... The Benefits of Fostering to Adopt
There are several reasons people choose to adopt from foster care. Compared to domestic newborn adoption and international adoption, the cost is minimal or even free. An average domestic newborn adoption facilitated by an adoption agency generally averages between $20,000 and $30,000, and... Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child...