Choose a Search Method
There are many methods to conduct an adoption search. You may decide to use one of these methods exclusively, or a combination of several. Here are some of the various methods you may want to consider: Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. ~Jean-Paul Sartre 1. Searching on your Own ... A Look At Open Adoption For Prospective Adopters
If you are just starting to think about adoption, the prospect of meeting your child's birth parents and perhaps staying in contact with them as your child grows up may seem strange, frightening, or just one more hoop you are expected to jump through in the arduous process of becoming a family. ... Self-Assessment Adoption Quiz
The goal of this quiz is to help you (and your spouse) identify, clarify and discuss your feelings and goals about adoption. If you have a spouse or partner, complete the assessment separately, then compare and discuss your answers. Why do you want to adopt? On a scale of 1 to 10,... Open Adoption
Open Adoption Inside: -What is Open Adoption? -The Origins of Open Adoption -Experiences with Open Adoption Lisa was 15 and pregnant. She had thought about abortion, but it was too late in her pregnancy. She had thought about raising her baby, but her mother and father had already told her...
It was a good week for Tom Cotton
It was also a good week for Morril Harriman. It was a good week for Judge Mike Maggio, Sheridan High School, Arkansas's 12-week abortion ban, Jack Gillean, Pulaski Technical College and Gary Meador. It was a good week for ... MORRIL HARRIMAN. Gov. Mike Beebe appointed his longtime friend and... Corruption of the judiciary: Maggio the tip of the iceburg
We owe a debt to Matt Campbell for exposing the ethical breaches of public officials like Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and Circuit Judge Mike Maggio but even more for alerting us to a graver danger, corruption of the judiciary. by Ernest Dumas We owe a debt to Matt Campbell for exposing the ethical breaches... We were warned about electing judges
Ernie Dumas writes this week about the accurate predictions of people such as former Supreme Court Justice Robert Brown and Judge David Stewart on the perils of electing judge s. Special interest money and conflict of interest come with elections, as recent events show. Ernie's column, which...
Adoption Terms and Lingo
February 26, 2007, 12:21 pm
If you are considering making an adoption plan for your unborn baby and doing your research and educating yourself on adoption issues, you are probably getting lost in all the lingo and terms. So I thought, it would be a good idea to do a little series on some of the different adoption terms and... Common Terms used in the Adoption Community
August 14, 2007, 10:10 am
If you are new to the adoption world, you may be coming across some words and terms that are unfamiliar to you. Below is a list of common words used in the adoption community.
Adoptee- Refers to the person that has been adopted
Adoption decree – Legal order that finalizes the... Adoption in the United States a Reference for Families, Professionals, and Students
May 29, 2008, 1:22 pm
Adoption in the United States, A Reference for Families, Professionals, and Students is a new book just released in May by Lyceum Books Incorporated. If you are new to the world of adoption, reading this book could save you hundreds of research hours. It could also save you from making...
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Bill of Exchange, Birth Certificate - Docstoc.com
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