(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Guardian: A person who fulfills some of the custodial and parenting responsibilities of the legal parents of a child, although the court or biological parents of the child may continue to hold some jurisdiction and decision-making authority over the child. Guardians are subject to ongoing... [more
Getting on With Your Life - What to do After the Divorce is Final
Business and personal records Make sure you have the originals of deeds, notes, car titles and other documents that should be in your possession. Record any deeds or titles transferred to you as a result of a property settlement. Update or make a will. Without a will, property that goes to your...
Idaho Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 39-259A Identifying information may be made available to:The adult adoptee The birth parents Adult birth siblings Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Code § 16-1506 A copy of... Texas Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Fam. Code §§ 162.018; 162.406 Nonidentifying information may be provided to:The adoptive parents The adoptee who is age 18 or older Identifying information may be accessed by: The adoptee who is age 18 or older A... Texas Relinquishment, Consent, Revocation laws
Relinquishment - Consent - Time to Revoke Texas Who Must Consent: The managing conservator. If a parent of the child is presently the spouse of the petitioner, he must join in the petition for adoption. Consent of Adoptee: A child 12 years or older must consent, unless court finds it...
This Time is for Them
May 2, 2011, 5:37 am
When we adopted our first babies, it was for us. I admit it. At 37, I longed to become a mother. I'd learned of my infertility at age 20, so I'd always known I would form my family through adoption. What I did not know was that it would take me so many years to find the kind of stable... How To Listen To 'Peter And The Wolf'
May 25, 2007, 6:45 am
They start music appreciation classes very early in my school district and, as luck would have it (and without any calls or letters on my part), there is always a healthy mix of Russian composers in these classes.
One of the first pieces that the kids get to listen to is Peter and the Wolf ,... Affording Another Child or Children
March 8, 2012, 11:42 am
Some time ago, I got a note on a blog post from a family considering the legal risk placement of a sibling group of four. She wondered how on earth we "make ends meet." Do my husband and I both work or are we independently wealthy? Well, neither, and my hubby earns a median income.
My name is Aleisa and I am 28-years-old. I just recently got married to a wonderful, sweet guy this past September. My life has come quite a long way since November 17, 1992 when I found out that I...