(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Boarder Babies: Infants that are abandoned in hospitals because of the inability of their parents to provide care for them after the delivery. These babies are usually born HIV-positive, with drug addictions, with extreme case of fetal alcohol syndrome, or with other significant medical problems,... [more
Perinatal Substance Exposure
Overview The birth of children exposed to both licit and illicit substances constitutes a serious social problem. Results from a national survey conducted in 1994 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggest that up to 221,000 children are born each year having been exposed to illicit... Boarder Babies, Abandoned Infants, and Discarded Infants
Definitions Often no distinction is made between the terms "boarder babies," "abandoned infants," and "discarded infants." In the interest of clarity and consistency, this fact sheet will use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS, 2001) definitions: ... 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... Top Five Hot Buttons Not to Push!
These are examples of amazingly insensitive comments heard recently by members of INCIID's Adoption Waiting Room Internet bulletin board. Names have been changed to protect both the guilty and the innocent. There are many people, who, before reading Adoption Is a Family Affair!, might not even have...