(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Custody: The care, control, and maintenance of a child, which can be legally awarded by the court to an agency, in abuse and neglect cases, or to parents, in divorce, separation, and adoption proceedings. Child welfare departments retain legal custody and control over the major decisions for a... [more
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Senate Bill 27: Strengthening Provisions for Disclosure of Information to Prospective Adoptive Paren
Effective Date: March 16, 2002 Bill Sponsors REPRESENTATIVES: Kearns, Seitz D.. Miller R., Miller Jolivette, Beatty, Patton, Barnes, Cirelli, Olman, Allen, Carey, Roman, Sulzer ,Hoops, Coates, Barrett ,Webster, White, Widowfield, Carmichael Salerno, Latell, Collier, Schaffer, Hagan, Distel,...
Infant Safe Haven Laws- California
Infant's Age Statute: Penal Code § 271.5 72 hours or younger Who May Relinquish the Infant Statute: Penal Code § 271.5 Parent Other person having lawful custody Who May Receive the Infant Statute: Penal Code § 271.5 A safe-surrender site that includes: Public or private hospital Any... Indiana State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at least... Parental Alienation Syndrome information for stepfamilies
Extended and blended families need to understand Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) and its effects on children and parents.Guide to the Parental Alienation Syndrome Information and guidelines about PAS, from the UK Men and Father's Rights Home Page.Literature on Parental Alienation Syndrome ...
"Custody" in the News
Animals benefit from dog custody battle: experts
The Manhattan custody battle over a miniature dachshund named Joey will finally give Fido proper weight on the scales of justice, experts predict. Possible gunman taken into custody at Connecticut university
(Reuters) - A suspect was taken into custody on Tuesday after the University of New Haven in Connecticut reported a possible gunman on its campus and urged students and faculty to seek shelter. "They have somebody in custody," said a dispatcher for the West Haven Police Department who... Tejpal's police custody extended by four days
Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal's police custody was extended by four days by a Panaji court on Saturday for further investigation in the alleged sexual assault of a woman colleague. Mum given custody of child in 'tug of love' court case
Abu Dhabi Appeals Court for Personal Affairs overturned the ruling that had earlier been issued by the first instance court, which had granted custody of the boy to his Emirati father. The appeals court judge said yesterday that the Emirati mother should have custody of her son, since the boy is...
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"Custody" in the Adoption Blogs
One Name to Unite Us?
October 25, 2013, 7:36 am
When I got divorced last year, it made sense for me to keep my married name. I got married during graduate school, so my entire post-education career had been conducted under that name. It was my daughters' last name and I had no intention to ask them to change it. It would be simpler to deal... The Face of a Birth Parent
November 17, 2013, 10:20 pm
Warning: This one is not for the kids.
Here is the story of someone I know, we'll call her "June". I don' t know her well, but oddly, I know these things about her:
June's parents split up when she was in grade school. Her mom had a lot of boyfriends through the years and when June was 13,... Should You Foster if You Want to Adopt?
October 18, 2013, 1:30 pm
Should you foster if you really want to adopt? Some areas have thriving foster-to-adopt programs where you go through the foster care training and become licensed foster parents, but you are only called with placements of children who are already likely to be in need of an adoptive home. Either...
"Custody" in the Adoption Forums
BD out of prison today
November 26, 2013, 8:15 am
So my 2 boys who were returned by BM after 2 days.... BD is out of prison literally as of today. It was a nice month of no drama.
Anyone have any predictions?
Kids in care 5/2012 at almost 3 and 1.5 yrs old. Brothers split for approx 9 months, RU at another FM, removed from there due to...
Looking for some thoughts/advice.
November 30, 2013, 11:35 am
I am a first time foster parent in RI. I did not intend to become a foster parent, but a child that I took care of was taken into state custody and my boyfriend and I asked for him to be placed with us and we went through the licensing part after we got him. He is 3 and was removed due to his...
National Adoption Month..long sorry
November 25, 2013, 11:22 am
DH & I got into fostering as a means to adopt, well that was well over 2 years ago. Our longest placement was 11 months which ended up in RU to biomom 11 months ago. Since RU biomom no longer has custody which was given to biograndma b/c biomom wasn't able to keep her side of the street clean...
"Sport" is here!!
November 29, 2013, 10:22 am
So, Sport is here!
He is very sweet kid, but honestly it's probably a GOOD thing he's in care.
No parents (I think they are both incarcerated?) and he has been living with his grandmother and great grandmother (who lived together) for 6 years.
He lived in a VERY rough side of town. Like,...
Stories About "Custody"
An Adoptee/Birth Mother's Story
I was adopted in September of 1984. I was born to teenagers. My birthmother came from a dysfunctional family that didn't support her pregnancy. She ran away from home and got help through an... Adoption Ontario
Hi, my name is Colette Latour. I'm looking for my brother given to adoption when he was two in Toronto. I've been looking for the past 40 years. I don't know if my brother knows he's adopted. I have... A Moment to Remember
On September 15th, 2009, my sister was stripped of her parental rights by the Dept of Social Services because she and her children suffered from a homelessness situation. At the time my sister had...
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