(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Genealogy: A term referring to the study of the history of past and present members of a particular family, which usually includes the preparation of a "family tree" or pedigree chart, showing the past and present members of the family joined together by a series of lines that help in ascertaining... [more
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Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child... Opening a Russian Adoption
We chose to contact the mother of the Russian infant we adopted in 7-00. I used the name/address from court documents. I first tried getting my letter translated by a Russian friend in this country, then mailing it and some photos via US Registered mail to the address in Russia. She never received... Meeting My Family
The intercom burst into life with the customary 'ding-dong' - "British Airways announces that flight BA6209 from Johannesburg has landed". I sat upright and came out of the depths of my thoughts. The moment I had been waiting for over two months had arrived. Could this really be true? Did... Genealogy Search Tools
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Genealogy Tells Everything About You
Genealogy has been a practice of mankind since times immemorial. Whether it was for the sake of inheritance insurance or pride in racial lineage, genealogy has come in handy for a return to one Genealogy: 5 Reasons You Should Try It
Genealogy is a popular hobby that many people enjoy. It is also a great way to learn about your family history and your ancestors. While millions of people enjoy genealogy, not everyone is willing to give it a try. Some Illinois Ancestors: Genealogy series looks at court records
The Genealogy at a Glance series, begun in 2011 by the Genealogical Publishing Co., and offering guidance on principal record sources in a handy format On The Web, Exploring The Family Tree Is Easy
Genealogy is no longer just for gray-haired retirees with plenty of time to scour dusty documents for ancestral links. The Internet has placed family history within reach of even the casually curious, and websites that specialize in genealogy hope to have you checking your family tree as often as...
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October 14, 2013, 7:40 pm
Last post I mentioned my search for my two remaining siblings from my birth mother.
My next task was to focus on the paternal side of the family. Of my siblings, I share both parents with only my brother John with whom we have not made successful contact. What about my birth father's side of... Kinship (part 1)
January 11, 2011, 9:03 pm
I come from a fairly happy, functonal family. If anything ever happened to my husband and I there is no doubt my children would have several loving, capable homes to choose from. In fact, this is the informal way foster care has been done for years, in lots of cultures. There are many benefits to... Forever Linked
January 10, 2011, 8:54 pm
In the book, "Adoption and the Family System," Ken Watson and Miriam Reitz define adoption as " a means of providing some children with security and meeting their developmental needs by legally transferring ongoing parental responsibilities from their birth parents to their adoptive parents;...
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My Birth Parents Found Me October 2001!
I was on my computer one morning and received an e-mail saying they thought I was the daughter given up for adoption. At 1st I was curious, but cautious. I read through it a # of times. Finally I... Be Alert, But Don't Give Up!
Aloha..Be "certain" prior to searching for a child, or an adoptive child, "exactly what" you "expect" to find, & have you really given enough "deep within you... Meeting My Family
The intercom burst into life with the customary 'ding-dong' - "British Airways announces that flight BA6209 from Johannesburg has landed". I sat upright and came out of the depths of my...
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