Responses to Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Policy Issues by Deputy Commissioner Carol Williams, Jun
In June 1999, Dr. Rita Laws received a letter in response to a series of Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Policy Questions from Deputy Commissioner Carol Williams, Head of the Federal Children's Bureau. Commissioner Williams' comments provide important support for adoptive families who request... President Clinton Announces Expansion of the Internet to Increase Adoptions
HHS News Release Today, the President will issue a new directive to the Department of Health and Human Services to expand the use of the Internet as a tool to find homes for children waiting to be adopted from foster care. The President will make the announcement with the First Lady at a White... Adoption Store Raises Awareness and Attracts Parents
Last November, hundreds of shoppers at Akron, Ohio's Rolling Acres Mall found themselves drawn to a new store that suddenly appeared between the front entrance and a sporting apparel shop. Like Van's Photo, the retail shop directly across the way, the new store featured enlarged photos of children.... Texas State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at...
I Get to Talk and People Will Listen
April 14, 2012, 8:33 am
I am blessed to be writing you today and telling about a unique experience that I am getting. In May, I will be giving a speech/workshop on adoption and foster care/adoption. This is so exciting for me as it is certainly my passion. I have been planning in my head what information I want to pass... Taking a Break
August 12, 2012, 6:44 am
It's been two years since Dear Hubby and I took our 4-day getaway. That was the first and last time we used respite care. The real question is, "What are we waiting for?"
In actuality, we're waiting for September and our planned cruise. But that's not all. It is so hard for me to ask for... Future Legacy
November 18, 2011, 8:36 pm
It is nice to sit tonight. It seems that our family is busier now than it ever was. Sometimes I think about pulling out of some of the kid's activities just to get a little free time but then I think that in four years the oldest two will grow out of their activities and move on (and perhaps...