Family Life Development Center Helps Fight Child Abuse and Neglect
Every year, more than 3 million American children including more than 211,000 in New York are reported abused or neglected. Each day, three children die from such maltreatment. Cornell, the land-grant university of New York, is combating this daily tragedy. Its Family Life Development Center... HHS Releases First Child Welfare Outcomes Report
HHS News Release HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala today released a new report that compiles state and national data on children who are abused and neglected, in foster care, adopted, or waiting to be adopted. The report was required by the Adoption and Safe Families Act signed into law by President... How Does the Child Welfare System Work?
What is the child welfare system? The child welfare system is a group of services designed to promote the well-being of children by ensuring safety, achieving permanency, and strengthening families to successfully care for their children. Most families first become involved with the child welfare... Post-Finalization Request for Adoption Assistance
Introduction To be effective and binding, adoption assistance agreements under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act must be signed by adopting parents and the authorized agent of the state "at the time of, or prior to the final decree of adoption" (45 CFR 1356.40(b)(1)). The written agreement...
October 18, 2013, 10:58 pm
I've been silent here for many months. This process, trying to adopt my relative's son because his mother cannot care for him, has been heart-wrenching for everyone involved.
The last time you heard from me, I was hopeful that Alan would leave the UK to join our family in the US before too... A Caution
February 29, 2012, 2:09 pm
This is probably the most watched of all the countries that I blog about so imagine my surprise when I did a little digging and found a very important [missed] announcement. It appears that back in late January/early February a notice was released regarding adoption from this country. This is... The Need For Additional Foster Placements
February 20, 2008, 8:37 pm
Change of placement for foster children affects everyone in the foster home including the child herself, other foster children, foster parents and yes, the biological or adopted children. Without a doubt that moving foster children can and does in most cases causes long term damage. I think most...
Cheryl and Leonard Sokoloski adopted an eight-year-old boy in 1990. Eight years later, their son returned to his birth mother's home. Cheryl started attending a local support group shortly... 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...