(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
Legal custody is a similar status to guardianship, but is usually bestowed by a different court that has different procedures. Guardianship is usually granted by a probate court, whereas a family court grants legal custody. Also, the status of "guardian" may often facilitate access to... A Few Bastardly Thoughts
For the past three years, as part of our mission to restore the right of identity to adopted people, Bastard Nation: The Adoptee Rights Organization has been in the forefront of unequivocal opposition to Save Haven/Baby Moses laws. We view these laws as an attack on adoptee identity rights and open... Zambia: About the Country
Introduction :: Zambia Background: The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the ... Depression and Diabetes
Symptoms of Depression * Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood * Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism * Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness * Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex * Decreased energy, fatigue,...
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... 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...