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(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Guardian: A person who fulfills some of the custodial and parenting responsibilities of the legal parents of a child, although the court or biological parents of the child may continue to hold some jurisdiction and decision-making authority over the child. Guardians are subject to ongoing... [more]

Category: Parenting

See Also: guardian ad litem, legal guardian

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The most significant distinction between guardianship and adoption is that guardianship does not sever the biological parents’ rights and responsibilities and the guardian does not become the parent in the eyes of the law. Guardianship of a child means that a caregiver is responsible for the...
Hawaii Consent to Adoption Law
Consent to Adoption State-Specific Search Results Hawaii Who May Adopt Statute: § 578-2(a) The mother. A legal father. An adjudicated or presumed father. A natural father who demonstrates a reasonable degree of interest. Any person or agency having legal custody; or the court having...
Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect Kansas
Statute: §§ 38-1502; 3516 Standard Infliction of injury or causing deterioration Exemption Religious exemption
North Carolina Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records What may be included in postadoption contact agreements? Citation: Soc. Serv. Law § 383-c(2)(b); Dom. Rel. Law § 112-b The parties to an adoption may enter into a written agreement providing for communication or contact between the child and the...

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"Guardian" in the Adoption Blogs

Reality Continues
October 1, 2013, 6:28 am
This post started out to be "Reality - Continued" but the real story here is that reality does, in fact, continue. This is a continuation of my story of "Frank, " a local older teen boy. Frank entered the shelter of the voluntary program on a Wednesday night. The social worker assured me they...
Encouraging Minorities to Adopt
August 26, 2013, 10:48 am
While all transracially adopted children deserve adoptive parents who are culturally sensitive and willing to expose not only their child, but themselves and their entire family to the child’s ethnic and/or cultural heritage, good intentions on the part of the parents do not take the place of...
Insurance Woes
March 17, 2014, 12:54 pm
Insurance has been a pain for a lot of people this year. The new healthcare regulations have affected a lot of people, including my family. I am not going to get into Obama Care, but I do want to share a glimpse of what we have been dealing with for the past year and a half. When we adopted our...
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"Guardian" in the Adoption Forums

How Open is your child's GAL or CASA?
March 18, 2014, 5:22 pm
So, with my girls' case, they had an actual GAL, Guardian Ad Litem, who visited regularly and went to court. She was very open with me, up until the end when I unwittingly ticked her off. She told me that there were some case details she couldn't share, but she always let me know what her stance...
We had Guardianship Custody of my Sister's Daughter with the understanding
March 21, 2014, 1:50 pm
We had Guardianship Custody of my Sister's Daughter, for 5 years, with the understanding that Mom would get her back after completing State Prison Sentence. All of our Parties state 'It's been a difficult transition, and we are still transitioning.' In your case, I would be concerned with the...
Foster parent input in court?
March 26, 2014, 2:51 pm
I have a situation where our 4 year old foster daughter just began supervised visited with bio grandma. Grandma was originally at supervised visits when FD was brought into care. Well about a month into visits grandma threw a huge fit at the center and I guess threatened the workers. It was all...
Siblings, visits and Medicaid woes (long, rambling, sorry)
February 14, 2014, 8:53 pm
M has older siblings. She mentions them once in a blue moon, but never talks about them if you nwim. Their names come up occasionally. For example, she was "testing" me last night, asking me to name her birthday, where she was born, her bio parents names, her siblings' names, etc. She has...

Stories About "Guardian"

Practicing Caution in Adoption
Last year, the story of our traumatic decision to find a guardian family for our daughter was sensationalized by the media, painting us as giving away our child. What really happened was that we...
The Opposite of Lost is Found
August 10, 1988Dear Journal,It all began with a letter that read, "I realize that this letter may not reach you and that perhaps you have a different last name and address now. I am eager to...
Our 68-Hour Pregnancy
It was a Tuesday afternoon at work like any other afternoon; the sun reached my office in the early afternoon so it was warm and bright and it relaxed me. I was feeling pretty good in general about...

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