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Responses to Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Policy Issues by Deputy Commissioner Carol Williams, Jun
In June 1999, Dr. Rita Laws received a letter in response to a series of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Policy Questions from Deputy Commissioner Carol Williams, Head of the Federal Children's Bureau. Commissioner Williams' comments provide important support for adoptive families who request...
Illinois Who may adopt? A resident for at least 6 months or a member of the armed forces domiciled in the state for 90 days. A reputable adult of either sex. A minor with leave of the court. Husband and wife residing together must petition jointly; a husband or wife can adopt singly if he or... The Agency's Responsibility
Whether or not child welfare agencies place a child with a relative, they have the responsibility of ensuring that the child is living in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment. They must explore with prospective foster parents or adopters their motivations for caring for the child and the... Why Kinship Placements Work
Kinship placements are placements where biological family members who are familiar to the child provide care for him or her when the biological parents are unable to do so. The family members caring for the child do not adopt and legal responsibility for the child remains with the state child...
Foster Child to 1st-Time Overseas Flyer: New Beginnings; 41 Yrs in the Making
February 23, 2011, 9:58 am
Being raised in the foster care system between the ages of 5 and 18 was a great rehearsal for what is transpiring in my life today at the age of 46.† I am traveling to foreign places, trusting that the people I meet will appreciate and love me, sight unseen.† Often, foster children see their... Cause for Concern Regarding Ethiopian Adoptions?
January 4, 2010, 9:45 pm
Please note: This blog entry is not intended to breed panic, but otherwise offer perspective as to some of what's being said about the current/future status of Ethiopian adoptions. Please be aware of your rights as a perspective adoptive parent and follow through with your best judgment on... National Adoption Day
November 17, 2007, 6:56 am
Today is one of the biggest days in special needs or foster care adoption. It is National Adoption Day. It is Saturday, but there will be thousands of adoptions taking place today, in every state in the country.
In 2006, more than 3,300 adoptions were finalized on one day. Isnít that...
Adoptive Motherís Story
Hi, I am 38 years old, and because my husband and I couldn't have children, we adopted two beautiful children, siblings, 4 years ago. Our family was perfect ,so we thought.Our son at the time of...