International Adoption - Australia
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of a specific foreign country is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. GENERAL: The following is a guideline... Hepatitis: Viral Type E
Description Hepatitis E, which is caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV), cannot be distinguished reliably from other forms of acute viral hepatitis except by specific serologic testing. Testing availability is limited, and no serologic test is licensed in the United States. Occurrence HEV,... From Hell to Heaven: How Orphan Care Evolves
Level 1: Hell June, 2002 - Recently, at a City Council meeting in Minnesota, plans were approved for the building of a privately funded orphanage. The adoption community views this as a giant step backward. The following article explains why. Paco is in hell. Not because he sinned, but because... Australia/New Zealand Search Resources - search for birth family
For those searching in connection to adoptions finalized in Australia and New Zealand, here are some resources that may help. Adoption Research & Counselling Service Among the services offered by this independent WA agency are support, mediation, and counseling related to search and...
Our Adoption Journey Begins
April 18, 2013, 1:24 pm
Seven years ago, the first ultrasound of my only pregnancy showed me in no uncertain terms that I was about to become the mother of identical twins. My first reaction was elation, but it was edged with a tinge of sadness. I had agreed with my husband at the time that ours would be a two-child... My Ethiopia *Great Coupon Code*
March 12, 2010, 10:04 am
I love Ethiopia.† I can remember thinking about Ethiopia when I was a girl. The news of the awful famine had a profound effect on me even as a small child.† Then, of course, choosing Ethiopia as the country of our adoption led Hubby and I to learning quite a bit about Ethiopia.† While I will... New Year's Resolutions
January 5, 2012, 7:07 am
Iíve never been a big fan of New Yearís.† I am not a night person, so staying up until midnight to drink champagne or to kiss has never been a favorite activity of mine.† However, if New Yearís was celebrated at 6:00a, then Iím your gal.† Maybe I should start celebrating New Yearís on Australian...
Expression. The greatest pain reliever of all times. Spreading a palate of colors over a crisp, tight canvas not knowing what the picture will be, only that the paint seems to be bleeding all the... Madhu's Story:
Part 1: Expectations In 1995, when I was maybe 10 years old, I was adopted from an orphanage in India by my Australian family. In November 2001 my Mum and I spent a month touring my homeland. It was... When Your Mother Can't Be Found
It's impossible to explain to anyone but an adopted person what it's like to be adopted. It's like a deaf person trying to explain what it's like to be deaf, or a blind person trying to explain what...