International Adoption - Russia
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: Please plan to stay a... Roma, Tim and Maryellen
Selected by Senator Olympia Snowe While raising four children of their own, Tim and Maryellen Roma from Portland, Maine, wanted to share their lives with orphaned children. The Romas had worked tirelessly to adopt for a few years and had been thwarted at every turn by adoption agencies. Thrugh the... Sands of Time
... nearly two years since my daughter's birth and placement. In the spring of 1968, while on vacation in California, Susan took time for a day of beach combing ...and kept one handful of the ocean-washed sand. Soon afterward, she felt compelled to paint her ongoing heartfelt struggle. As the... Utah State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at...
Adoption From Korea
September 29, 2011, 2:45 pm
As Korea looks to close its intercountry adoption program, many people are showing avid interest in their ability to meet the requirements and complete an adoption before the allotted time is over. In response to the question that was on my last post (I cannot seem to reply to you directly,) I... Fear of Foster Adoption?
August 25, 2011, 7:11 am
Sometimes, it feels like people are surprised when others adopt children from foster care. As a parent who has, I can honestly say that I do not understand that mentality. I know that there is a lot of fear involved in the unknown and I think that is where people struggle. Fear is often the... Kazakhstan Alert
August 29, 2012, 6:30 pm
I have been watching the adoption program from this country as it moves toward reopening in the United States. In January, Kazakhstan came to an agreement and began to sign adoption treaties with various countries. Since then they have worked to bring their program in line with requirements to be...