(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Guardian Ad Litem (GAL): Since minor children cannot make legal decisions for themselves, nor bind themselves legally to any contractual obligations, in any legal proceeding where the legal interests of a child and the legal interests of its parents are considered to be adverse or in conflict with... [more
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Happy Adoption Day!
August 25, 2009, 1:07 am
Today is Jack's Adoption Day. He's been looking forward to it since his last birthday. We make a big deal of the fact that he has a Birthday and an Adoption Day. He's bringing Rice Krispie treats, because he doesn't want to share his cake with his friends, and the book Tell Me Again About the... The Review Hearing for Your Foster Child
April 23, 2008, 7:02 pm
Once a child has entered the foster care system a review hearing must be held every 90 days. Information must be submitted to the court at these review hearings about the parents’ progress towards the reunification goals. The reunification goals are established at the beginning of the case,... What is a Guardian Ad Litum?
August 27, 2008, 7:04 pm
What is a Guardian Ad Litem? Simply put, this is an attorney for your child. You generally do not have any input into who the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is.
The GAL is assigned by the court to look out for the best interests of your child. Your child has been assigned an attorney to be sure...
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