People who are involved with adoption issues on a daily basis are becoming increasingly concerned about the negative impact of programs taking an "ADOPT-A-" theme which have proliferated since the Cabbage Patch doll craze of the early 1980's. People are urged to adopt zoo animals, highways,...
Wisconsin AFDC Benefit CAP
HHS News Release HHS Deputy Secretary Walter D. Broadnax today approved a welfare demonstration program for Wisconsin known as the AFDC Benefit Cap(ABC) Demonstration Project. "We remain committed to working with states so they receive expeditious and careful review of their welfare waiver... The Commitment
What's wrong with this picture?... Bob and Alice met through a popular dating service. Each had signed up-a bit reluctant at first-at the urging of friends. Each worked carefully on a "personal profile" to be posted for others to see-as a video, on a web site, etc. Each was "matched" a few times;... Drug Abuse and Treatment
Questions to be Addressed What are the consequences of drug abuse for women? What happens during treatment? Why do some women refuse to seek treatment for drug abuse? Is there a connection between drug abuse and HIV/AIDS? What treatment is available for women? Where can I call if I have questions...
Antici (Say It) Pation
December 31, 2009, 6:06 am
My sister and I are 19 months apart. We do not get along at all. I believe that part of the problem is how close we were in age. (Part of it was also that our parents tended to think we should be the same.) When I look at my friends' families, it seemed that if people had a sibling of the... Adoption and Population Control
April 20, 2009, 11:49 pm
Today, Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day, so my posts this week focus on being environmentally responsible. When I first thought of adoption and the environment, I immediately came up with adoption and its role in population control. I then immediately discarded the idea as too controversial.... Adoption by the numbers
December 4, 2007, 10:03 pm
People are funny.
While the overwhelmingly most common reaction to our family size and the fact that we are adopting again is an accusation of Josh and I suffering from a lack of stable mental health, there has also been a completely opposite and surprising reaction popping up quite...