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Normative Crisis in the Development of the Adoptive Family:
Until recently, adoption literature has been based on the perspective that issues and responses of the adoption triad are pathological. The depression, anger and shame of the birthparent has been seen as an unhealthy response which is to be conquered. The pain of infertility that adoptive parents...
An Adoptive Parent's Perspective - One Part of the Adoption Triad
One Part of the Adoption Triad Guest Author: CANUCK (forum nickname)There has been a lot of information made available about the post-adoption feelings of adoptees and birth parents in adoptions that haven't turned out to be as positive as all would hope; however, I've found very little... We Need to Talk
She stood breathless as the figure emerged from the parked car. His hair was a little gray around the temples, but he still had that boyish twinkle in his eyes. His stance was a bit stooped, but his footsteps still had that youthful gait. There was no doubt. It was him, the man she had tried to... Sample Foster/Adoption Application
FOSTER or ADOPTION (circle one) APPLICATION PROTECTIVE SERVICES DIVISION ALL INFORMATION IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 1. Applicant’s Name Last First MI Work Telephone 2. Applicant’s Name Last First MI Work Telephone Home Address No. and street, R.RT. City State Zip Work Telephone ...
Being Part of the Solution
October 2, 2011, 5:01 pm
In July, Texas rele ased it's "Kids Count" statistical report for 2010. The report showed that Texas has the 3rd highest teen pregnancy rate in the United States and the highest child poverty rate. I think these two things are related.
A teen mom is less likely to be able to support herself... I Lied to My Doctor
April 7, 2010, 6:18 am
I just got a new primary care physician. Or, rather, I just got my first non-specialist doctor since 1998. Other than birthing babies and having kidney disease, I haven't had a regular-Joe doctor in over a decade. As I have some new issues popping up, I needed to establish a primary care... The Love of a Mother
June 22, 2011, 1:32 pm
I wanted to share with you something really deep and profound that I have learned going through the process of adoption placement- I have learned that the love of a mother, whether you parent or place, is a deep bond that does not discriminate. It is there if you choose to parent your child and...
We Need to Talk
She stood breathless as the figure emerged from the parked car. His hair was a little gray around the temples, but he still had that boyish twinkle in his eyes. His stance was a bit stooped, but his... I've Looked at Adoption from Both Sides Now
I am adopted, and I have an adopted son, and also one that I birthed. I searched for my birth family six years ago, through a Confidential Intermediary, and neither of my birth parents wanted to meet... Our Family's Struggle
It all began with a telephone call early in the morning of January 2, 1992. My sister in-law was calling asking for help. Her grandson had been detained by Child Protective Services. This was the...