Each state has a requirement that you attend pre-adoption classes. The type of class that you need to attend depends upon the state you live in. The different classes are outlined below. You will need to consult the section for your state to determine which class you need to take. PATH Parents as... Summary of the Work, Opportunity, and Responsibility for Kids (WORK) Act of 2002 as Approved by the
On June 26, the Senate Finance Committee voted to approve an amended version of H.R. 4737, the Work, Opportunity, and Responsibility for Kids (WORK) Act of 2002. Drafted by Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), the bill reauthorizes the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)... Brief History of Federal Child Welfare Financing Legislation
Federal funding for child welfare services was first authorized under Title V of the Social Security Act in 1935. From that point through 1962, a series of amendments expanded what child welfare services could be paid for by federal funds, including services that supplement or substitute for... Bent But Not Broken
Bent But Not Broken: Building Resilient Adoptive Families "I think of how trees writhe, shake and bend during a storm. Even ice on the trees forces the branches to bend down and bow to the earth, but rarely do they break. As the thaw comes, gradually their resilience makes them spring back." ...
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... 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... 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...