(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Petition to Adopt: This is the document that is filed with the court on your behalf to commence you adoption action. It states the legal basis on which you think you should be able to adopt this child, why the court has jurisdiction to grant the adoption, your qualifications to adopt this child and... [more
Idaho Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 39-259A Identifying information may be made available to:The adult adoptee The birth parents Adult birth siblings Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506 A copy of... Maryland Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Fam. Law §§ 5-4C-05; 5-356; 5-357 Only the following persons may register with the adoption registry for exchange of identifying information:Birth parents and siblings An adoptee, age 21 or older, who does not have a... 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... International Adoption - Honduras
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. Prospective adoptive parents are...
Adopting In Oregon
June 24, 2010, 6:00 am
Welcome to the thirty-seventh post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Oregon, home of THE Shakespeare Festival . Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption professional with specific questions. If you have adopted in Oregon... A Few Country Updates
May 31, 2009, 6:27 pm
As International Adoption is always changing I can appreciate how hard it is to keep up with new developments. Here are a few updates that I found on the U.S. State Department website.
May 26, 2009
Adoptions of Abandoned Children Halted by Ethiopian Court
On May 4, 2009 the... Adopting In Tennessee
July 15, 2010, 5:30 am
Welcome to the forty-second post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Tennessee, home of Vanderbilt University, which is the alma mater of two of my favorite people. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption professional with...
Bill Text: IL HB1698 | 2011-2012 | 97th General Assembly ...
adoption. 20: 2. To voluntarily provide all known medical, background, 21: and family information about yourself and your immediate family : 22: ... the specified person or persons do not file a petition : 22: for standby adoption of the child; or: 23 (b) ...
22 (4) All information obtained pursuant to this part in 23 the discharge of official duty by any judge, employee of the 24 court, authorized agent of the department, correctional 25 ...
HB0165enr 90th General Assembly
... authority to compel the acceptance of services and may 21 explain its concomitant noncommitant authority to petition 22 the Circuit court under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 or 23 refer the case to the local law enforcement authority or 24 State's attorney for criminal prosecution.