(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Child Neglect: Child neglect is defined as any recent act, or failure to act, that results in the death of a child, or in an endangerment of a child, or the creation of an imminent risk of the death or serious physical or emotional harm, or sexual abuse of a child. The term "neglect" is defined in... [more
West Virginia Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code §§ 48-23-601; 48-23-402 Nonidentifying information may be provided to:The adoptive parents or, in the event of death of the adoptive parents, the child's guardian The adoptee who is age 18 or older The...
Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect Michigan
Statute: §§ 722.622; 722.628(3)(c); 722.634 Standard Harm or threatened harm Exemption Religious exemption Categories of Maltreatment Defined in Statute Physical abuse Neglect Sexual abuse Sexual exploitation Emotional/mental injury Categories of Maltreatment Not Defined in... International Adoption - Croatia
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. Prospective adoptive parents are... Unwed Fathers: Preventing Your Infant Child from Being Adopted without Your Consent
Summary An unwed father has no absolute right to veto an adoption, but must take action to preserve his right to veto an adoption. Whether mom is considering adoption or not, you should, as soon as possible, preferably before the birth, (1) formally acknowledge paternity, (2) give the mother...
Trauma More Common than Autism
April 4, 2008, 9:29 am
So far this month I’ve given much blog space to autism, because April is National Autism Awareness month. But the CDC, whose oft quote “1 in 150” statistic for the growing autism epidemic released another statistic yesterday:
“About 1 in 50 infants in the U.S. are victims of non-fatal child... Reckless disregard
February 6, 2008, 1:15 pm
There are a couple of news stories that have me a little hot under the collar. To see such blatant disregard for a young child’s life gets my blood boiling.
In the first story from Florida, not one but two woman cared more for a case of beer than a sixteen month old little girl. A police... More On Abuse Allegations
March 9, 2008, 2:59 pm
A reader sent me this article and asked me to comment on it.
In this article, a couple is accused of killing their foster daughter, who had a heart condition. The initial report showed “blunt force trauma” to her head and internal bleeding. Upon a THOROUGH investigation, it was discovered...