(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Dependent Child: This term generally refers to a child who has been placed in the legal custody of either the state or the county foster care system by the courts, usually due to the abandonment, abuse or neglect of the child by its parents or other caregivers.
Glossary of Child Support Terms
ACRONYMS ACF Administration for Children and Families AEI Automated Administrative Enforcement of Interstate Cases AFDC Aid to Families with Dependent Children AT Action Transmittal AVR Automated Voice Response System CCA Consumer Credit Agencies CCD+ Cash Concentration and...
Role Conflict of the Single Parent
It's in the title, SINGLE PARENT, that a crucial role conflict often lays - between wanting to be a SINGLE person free to date and find a significant other, and wanting to be a responsible PARENT by honoring family commitment to one's children. This conflict feels like a double bind because it... California Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Fam. Code § 9203 Identifying information is available to:The adoptee who is age 21 or older The birth parent of an adult adoptee The adoptive parent of an adoptee who is under age 21 Access to Nonidentifying Information ... Post-Finalization Request for Adoption Assistance
Introduction To be effective and binding, adoption assistance agreements under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act must be signed by adopting parents and the authorized agent of the state "at the time of, or prior to the final decree of adoption" (45 CFR 1356.40(b)(1)). The written agreement...
Equality for Adopted Children
December 7, 2007, 2:54 pm
Today I wanted to let you know about a new organization that is working to promote policies and practices in immigration and legislature that will give children who are adopted into American families the same rights and opportunities as children who are born into American families.
EACH stands... Adopting In New Mexico
June 3, 2010, 6:30 am
Welcome to the thirty-first post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in New Mexico, which has a link to how to respond to casting calls filmed there on the official state web site. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption... Adoption and Insurance
July 13, 2009, 11:20 pm
From Adoptive Families magazine :
The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA'93), Public Law 103-66, amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The amended law requires that any group health plan which provides coverage for dependent children must provide...