(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
Pakistan: About the Country
Introduction :: Pakistan Background: The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the...
Permanent Guardianship (in some states)
These are guardianships designed for children who have been in state custody and which are difficult to terminate. For example, Oregon has a permanent guardianship status that may only be granted by the juvenile court after it is proven that it is in the best interest of the child that the birth... Policy and Practice Concerns: Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing
Introduction Through the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1989, Congress made significant expansions in the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) program. The central mandates under EPSDT are health screening, vision, hearing, and dental services at regularly... Legal Options for Relative Caregivers: Permanent Guardianship
Options for Relative Caregivers Adoption (in all states) Guardianship (in all states) Legal Custody (in all states) Open Adoption with Agreements (in some states) De Facto Custodian (in some states) Permanent Guardianship (in some states) Standby Guardianship (in some...
North Korea 'Anwar trying to save his own skin'
SHAH ALAM: PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has been pressed to contest the party's president post as the legal constraints that had prevented him from holding any political position have ended. Android tablets and phones are going ultra-high definition
The next Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the de facto chip for flagship Android handsets, will support the Ultra-HD standard, while the next Intel chips will bring 64-bit processing to tablets. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 805 could start appearing in new phones and tablets as soon as next year... Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz suffers mild heart attack, hosptialized in Macau
MACAU -- Michael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao's de facto manager, was hospitalized on Tuesday local time, and suffered a mild heart attack, Pacquiao publicist Fred Sternburg confirmed. Stephanie Domingo, Koncz's assistant, said he was resting comfortably. Koncz had been hospitalized on
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... 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... 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...
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