(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Extended Family: The relatives of an individual, both by blood and by marriage, other than its immediate family, such as aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins.
When essential resources for children align, as in Project Connect, communities are able to support families with complex needs. When parents and caregivers, communities, and agencies each play a part in meeting children's needs, keeping children safe, and maintaining child connections to familiar...
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Happy Adoption Day! The big day has come and gone, and you are now officially a family. Your life entered a new but tentative phase when your child came to live with you. Now it’s official with a lifelong legal bond cementing the love and caring which began probably before you even met. But the... Open Adoption
Open Adoption Inside: -What is Open Adoption? -The Origins of Open Adoption -Experiences with Open Adoption Lisa was 15 and pregnant. She had thought about abortion, but it was too late in her pregnancy. She had thought about raising her baby, but her mother and father had already told her... In Search of My Birthmother
I always knew I was adopted. My parents broke the news when I was just old enough to understand. "We chose you out of all the babies in the world to be ours." Even though my adoptive parents tried to make me feel special, unanswered questions about my adoption kept surfacing within me. As a young...
Extended Family Care Continues To Grow Their Pediatric Division In Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extended Family Care's Pittsburgh branch is expanding its already growing home health care division to include pediatrics. The company has had a tremendous amount of growth with their pediatric business in their Allentown and Lancaster branches and they...
Two men who are part of a large extended family of gay and lesbian co-parents get married just as their two sons leave the nest. Extended Family Care Creates New Employment Opportunities in Reading Area
READING, Pa., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Extended Family Care will host the Grand Opening Celebration of their newest recruitment office in Reading, Pennsylvania. The office is located at 2402 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19601. The event is FREE and open to the...
Grieving the Ability to Adopt
August 6, 2013, 9:18 am
Many people understand the need for infertile couples to grieve the loss of their fertility, especially those who are unable to resolve their infertility with a mutually genetic child. But to grieve the ability to adopt? To understand this, one must first appreciate that adoption is not a go-to... More family!!!
October 14, 2013, 6:32 pm
Last time I mentioned finding my birth mom and oldest sister and my lack of success in contacting my (full) brother, John.
Despite those setbacks, I do have a younger brother. After lots of searching, I found the youngest of the clan in West Texas. He is thirteen years my junior and such a... Will They be Welcomed?
June 27, 2013, 5:47 am
Recently Dear Hubby and I were discussing with some friends our decision to adopt our younger sibling group of three. We recalled that what worried us at the time -- finances, retirement, college education -- did not turn out to be the things we necessarily should have been worrying about. That...
Unique Open Adoption
We have a very unique and special situation. My husband and I adopted my youngest sister's baby. She decided early in her pregnancy that she was too young, and felt that she would not be able to... The Miracle of Baby Luke
Most people go on their first dates and talk about movies, likes and dislikes. Maurice and I talked about wanting children on our first date. Granted, we weren't 25 anymore and we both had a previous... Our Family's Struggle
It all began with a telephone call early in the morning of January 2, 1992. My sister in-law was calling asking for help. Her grandson had been detained by Child Protective Services. This was the...
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