Guardian Ad Litem
(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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The Adoption and Safe Families Act - Foster Parent Notice and an Opportunity to be Heard
As a result of recent changes in federal law, foster parents, pre-adoptive parents and relatives who are caring for a child in foster care are entitled to notice and an opportunity to be heard at reviews and hearings regarding any child for whom they are caring. States have enacted statutes and... Decision-Making for the Permanent Placement of Children Maine
Schedule of Hearings Statute: Tit. 22, § 4038 Within 12 months of the time the child has entered foster care and every 12 months thereafter while the child remains under court jurisdiction If reunification efforts are ordered to cease, within 30 days Persons Entitled to Attend Hearings ... Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights Iowa
Statute: §§ 232.111; 232.116 Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination Abandonment or Extreme Parental Disinterest Abuse/Neglect Mental Illness or Deficiency Alcohol or Drug Induced Incapacity Felony Conviction/Incarceration Failure of Reasonable Efforts Abuse/Neglect or Loss of... Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights Florida
Statute: § 39.806 Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination Abandonment or Extreme Parental Disinterest Abuse/Neglect Felony Conviction/Incarceration Failure of Reasonable Efforts Abuse/Neglect or Loss of Rights of Another Child Sexual Abuse Child Judged in Need of...
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Florence Guardian ad Litem to hold candlelight vigil
FLORENCE, S.C. -- A candlelight vigil will be held by the Florence Guardian ad Litem on April 8 at the Florence County Complex steps in Florence. Fundraiser supports guardian ad litem program
In addition to lunch at Benvenuto Restaurant, entertainment by Marcia McClain and Paul Anthony, a fashion show by Wish Apparel, there were tears, laughs and inspiring first-hand stories. Pay It Forward in 2014: Join Advanta IRA Services (Largo, FL) and Advanta IRA Administration (Atlanta, GA) in ...
In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of court appointed special advocates of children in the welfare system, Advanta IRA Administration in Atlanta, Georgia and Advanta IRA Services of Largo, Florida sponsored a holiday giving program in 2013 that benefited guardian ad litem volunteers... Voices for Children of Tampa Bay First in Florida to Staff Facility Dog in Courtrooms
TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Voices for Children (VFC) of Tampa Bay and the Guardian ad Litem Program of Hillsborough County will be introducing Guardian ad Litem volunteer Brenda Kocher ...
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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... 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,...
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questions for GAL
January 31, 2014, 12:27 pm
Okay, so we are finally meeting with our FS guardian ad litem for the second time (the first time was Oct. 2012 before the initial court hearing). We are now almost 18 months into the case but the 15 month hearing is next week. CW suggested that we have our questions ready for him. I know some...
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