(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.
Articles About "Extended Family"
My Adoption Story
Back in January, 2000, my husband and I decided that we wanted to start a family. We knew we couldn't have children, so we researched fertility treatments, in-vitro, you name it. Then my co-worker adopted a baby from China, so I began researching adoption. I did a search on the internet and came up...
Can We Put Clothes on This Emperor?
At a recent meeting of Child Welfare Administrators, one of its participants challenged his colleagues to say whether their child welfare agency was family-centered and, if it was, to describe precisely what it is they were doing. The consensus of the group was that "family-centered practice" is... Adoption Opportunities
The major efforts mandated by the authorizing Adoption Opportunities program legislation, section 205 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978, as amended (P.L. 95-266) are developing and implementing a national adoption and foster care data gathering and analysis... Adopting a Child in Britain
Are you thinking of adopting a child from overseas? There are some special considerations you need to think about. Why Do You Want to Adopt from Overseas? First and foremost, donít consider overseas adopting as a way to get around British adoption agency requirements. If you have applied to a...
"Extended Family" in the News
Extended family keeps Mabton student on success track
Thu, 23 May 2013 19:07:57 GMT By Ross Courtney Yakima Herald-Republic ANDY SAWYER/Yakima Herald-Republic Mabton High School graduate-to-be Jazmin Mendoza stands in her uncle Shot couple remembered at Far North marae
Extended family will be gathering at a Far North marae today to pay their respects to a Northland couple who were fatally shot. Budget: $35m for extended family raising children
Funding of $35 million over four years has been set aside in contingency for extended family members caring for children, recognising the difficult job they do. More than 12,000 New Zealand children are being cared for by wider family members because of the death of a parent or family breakdown,... irn maheno marae
Extended family will be gathering at a Far North marae today to pay their respects to a Northland couple who were fatally shot. Shot couple remembered at Far North marae Northland, Far North, Ivan Maheno, Carmen Maheno, Fairburn, Edwin Maheno
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"Extended Family" in the Adoption Blogs
Our Adoption Journey Begins
April 18, 2013, 1:24 pm
Seven years ago, the first ultrasound of my only pregnancy showed me in no uncertain terms that I was about to become the mother of identical twins. My first reaction was elation, but it was edged with a tinge of sadness. I had agreed with my husband at the time that ours would be a two-child... Openness Is Not for Everyone
March 15, 2013, 5:06 pm
For years, my husband and I were big proponents of openness in adoption. †From the first attempt at adopting, we sought out situations where the birth family was interested in maintaining contact over the years, so that the child would have a sense of continuity, get their questions answered... Why Don't Grandparents Have a Say?
February 27, 2013, 12:12 pm
Iím not sure how I feel about the importance given to the nuclear family by American society. I donít mean that itís not important, but rather, that itís treated as a supreme family unit, to the exclusion of the extended family. I believe this is a contributing factor to what many are observing...
"Extended Family" in the Adoption Forums
April 22, 2013, 4:45 pm
Our last home interview was on the 17th. We were asked about our family life as children?, family life now? Asked if our extended family would be supportive and accepting of foster children, relationships between family members mom dad sisters brothers etc. Asked about our lifestyle, what our...
Unwanted Attention From Birth Family Members
May 7, 2013, 10:19 pm
This isn't a vent (I'm trying to keep it from being one), nor an advice seeking thread. It is just merely me talking out loud and letting others know how I'm handling a situation they may potentially face. And yes, it is long. Sorry.
Somehow the family of our kids got our names and mailing...
What a weekend! Not really a vent, just a release.
May 5, 2013, 8:06 pm
So, last Monday, BE's mom sent home a note that he had a "really bad rash" on his face and he'd had ringworm before. So, I investigate, and find crusty leftover who-knows-what, wash it off his face. There are indeed 2 or 3 teensy tiny bumps on his face. My guess, heat rash from playing outside....
Dealing with extended family
May 8, 2013, 10:53 am
Hubby and I have some pretty opinionated family that like to share their unsolicited advice. We are now pretty good at informing people of our plans and not leaving them any room for giving their opinion. When we decided to Foster/Adopt we made a couple of phone calls and a Facebook post telling...
Stories About "Extended Family"
Searching for your birth-parents can be scary and exciting at the same time. When I was 18 years old I began my search for my birthmother. I registered on many websites, but I found nothing. Then one... Journey to Openness!
I am an older birthmother than most. In fact, I feel like a grandmother when I go to some birthmother support groups and meet other birthmothers who are in their teens or early twenties. I was... Tips and Advice from an Adoptive Mother
The face of adoption has changed over the years. Adoption was once considered taboo, and many birth mothers did not have a significant say-so in their decision of putting their children up for...
"Extended Family" on Adoption.com
Web Results for "Extended Family"
Extended Family - Juvenile Diabetes
At the start, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other close relatives, for the most part, know just what to do: send gifts and warm thoughts. But once you get home and life begins again, oftentimes extended family members have a hard time figuring out what to do next.
Extended family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term extended family defines a family that extends beyond the nuclear family, consisting of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins all living nearby or in the same household.
Extended family | Define Extended family at Dictionary.com
noun 1. a kinship group consisting of a family nucleus and various relatives, as grandparents, usually living in one household and functioning as a larger unit. Compare ...