Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997
At a standing-room-only ceremony on November 19, 1997, President Clinton signed into law the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-89). The new law, which passed in the House and Senate by an overwhelming margin, was created after months of negotiation and compromise by bipartisan groups...
HHS Honors 30 Groups, Individuals for Adoption Excellence
HHS News Release HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced 30 Adoption Excellence Award winners who contributed to increasing the number of foster children placed in permanent homes. "These honorees have truly gone the extra mile to make a positive difference both for the children who need... Organizations that Provide Adoption Publications - Materials
A K.I.D.S. (Knowledge and Information on Down Syndrome) Exchange (A.K.I.D.S.) 3 Meeting House Lane Rye Brook, NY 10573 (914) 690-0092 E-mail: angel2U123@aol.com Website: http://www.thomtech.com/~ati/caf.htm Adopt America Network 1025 North Reynolds Road Toledo, OH 43615 (419) 534-3350 (419)... I Am Considering Adopting A Child from Foster Care. Where Do I Start?
There are approximately 520,000 children currently in foster care in the United States. Of these, 117,000 are eligible for adoption. The average age of a waiting child is 6-10 years old. Of these, there are approximately 50,000 children with special needs. Each State defines special needs...
What Does Not Parenting My Special Needs Adopted Child Look Like?
August 20, 2007, 5:56 am
My blog-mate, Julie, did a great post last week about parenting her special needs adopted child. In the post, Either You’re a Saint or You Asked for This, Julie talked about people thinking that she, and other adoptive parents of special needs children, are saints for parenting their special... One Child, Two Children, and Three . . . Oh My!
May 25, 2011, 6:31 pm
People frequently ask me what on earth possessed us to adopt our youngest three children all at once. Fortunately, they typically ask this when they are all being self-controlled and irrepressibly cute. It's probably a very good thing they tactfully do not ask when all three are having a public... What are photo listings?
July 9, 2007, 8:14 am
Each state has a photo listing of the children who are available for adoption in their state. You may find them on the website for your individual county or state special needs adoption website, but there are other photo listings as well.
Photo listings are small biographies, along with a...
Adoption Exchanges - Hopeful Parents Matched to Waiting Children
Definition of Adoption Exchange Directory of Adoption Exchanges Adoption.com Adoption.org: Adopting.org Adoption Library Adoption Forums Adoption Information . Adoption Services. Popular Sites: Adoption.com, Adoption.org, Adopting.org, ParentProfiles.com ...
Adoption and Foster Care Glossary - Adoption Exchange
Definition: An organization which recruits adoptive families for children with special needs using print, radio, television and Internet recruitment, as well as matching parties (which bring together prospective adoptive parents, waiting children and their social workers in a child-focused setting).
Local Exchanges Photolistings. Search: Exchange Photolisting ...
Florida's Adoption Exchange: Tallahassee, FL (850) 487-2383: Exchanges & Photolistings : Upgrade my listing: Georgia State Adoption Exchange: Atlanta, GA (404) 657-3550: Exchanges & Photolistings : Upgrade my listing: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: Boise, ID
Colorado Exchanges Photolistings - Exchange Photolisting, Photo
Adoption Exchange Aurora, CO: Aurora, CO (303) 755-4756: Exchanges & Photolistings : Upgrade my listing: Adoption Exchange Association: Denver, CO (303) 755-2806: