(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
De Facto: A term meaning "in actual fact," regardless of legal or normative standards, and refers to an action or a state of affairs, which for all practical purposes, must be accepted, but which has no formal legal basis. For example, a "de facto family" is a group of individuals who have... [more
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Sunday Secrets: No Longer True
September 21, 2008, 8:02 pm
I was reading through today's Sunday Secrets over on the Post Secret blog and one really stuck out. Not initially. I read through all of them and kept coming back to the one. It really has nothing to do, specifically, with adoption.
My secret's no longer true.
It really got me... Time Outs For Parents Too
December 10, 2007, 7:41 pm
When young children are acting up and need some time to sit and think about their behavior and actions, parents often plop them into a time out. For those who are unfamiliar with the time out process, it is placing a child in one designated spot, usually a chair set aside somewhere away from... Welcome To The Hotel Vladivostok
May 14, 2007, 4:35 am
When I was researching Saturday's post about The Frog Princess , I got a rude awakening to just how much things have changed in Russia since my first adoption: I checked up on the Hotel Vladivostok, only to discover that its top rooms now go for more than $300 a night!
In December 1999, my...
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Just an update!
April 3, 2014, 5:43 pm
I haven't been on much at all lately due to being so crazy busy between working, Lots of medical apps for twin B and prepping for the arrival of our son!
I did want to let everyone who's been following my story know that I still have my boys. We are in the 16th month now and visitation with bio...
Mom changed her mind again! WTH
February 7, 2014, 10:01 am
Beanie SW called and said "we have to talk, mom has changed her mind again, she wants Beanie back now." I have had Beanie since he was 3 days old, he is nine months old and has never had one visit with his bio's. I just sat in court with mom last week and bio mom told me to my face that she...
De Facto Parent Status- anyone done it?
March 16, 2014, 9:21 pm
I found out recently that in my state, foster parents can apply for de facto parent status (and become a legal party in the foster case) after 6 months. Have any of you done this? Under what circumstances? Would you recommend it? When is it necessary and when would it just tick off the...
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