How Do I Apply to Bring a Foreign-Born Orphan to the United States?
Who is Considered an Orphan? Under U.S. immigration law, a foreign-born child is an orphan if he or she does not have any parents because of the death or disappearance of, abandonment or desertion by, or separation or loss from, both parents. A foreign-born child is also an orphan if his or her...
The Adoption Scam
Adoption and the internet go hand-in-hand in modern times. They help further each other, and they lean on one another Even so, it also provides a way for more people to be affected, discouraged, and taken advantage of by the adoption scam. The phrase “the adoption scam” can be very... Adoption Finalization
The adoption process is a long one. It isn’t for the faint of heart or the impatient. They’ll be paperwork, home studies, meetings with lawyers and adoption professionals, meetings with birth parents or the potential adoptive couples, and months of just waiting for a response, a reply,... Adoption and Adoptive Families: A Bibliography
National Organizations Offering Information and Support to Adoptive Families and Prospective Adopters Adoption Council of Canada, P.O. Box 8442, Station T, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H8. Phone 613-235-1566. This network collects and disseminates information about adoption throughout Canada,...
November 24, 2012, 8:13 am
Recently I had the opportunity to sit on a panel for an Adoption Knowledge Affiliates conference. AKA is a little different than many adoption support groups because it supports all three parts of the adoption triad, birth parent, adoptive parent and adopted person. The audience for our panel... A Red Thread & Ladybugs
January 16, 2011, 6:00 pm
Since I am adopting from China, I spend a considerable amount of time reading other families' blogs and adoption-related articles. I noticed that many families and authors refer to a red thread and lady bugs in their writing. I began to see lady bugs on many products related to Chinese adoption.... Black In A Family of Whites
March 14, 2011, 1:26 pm
I was and still am a minority in my own family.
I was the product of an affair between my white mother and black father and for obvious reasons, I was given up for adoption immediately after I was born. My biological mother transported me from the hospital to my foster home and that was the...
Lily glanced up nervously at the clock on the sea green hospital walls. It was ten after three. She had to be at the adoption agency across town at three thirty. These were her last moments as her... The Blessings of a Scar
A scar is the signature of a painful event in the life of the body. A reminder that informs us that we are not always in control of our lives. I have many scars. My hands have tiny scars, caused by...
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