(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Immediate Family: A term that is generally used to refer to the smallest unit of a family that an individual lives with, which usually includes a father, a mother and siblings.
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Truancy: Helpful Information for Parents
Webster's Dictionary defines a "truant" as "one who shirks duty" or "one who stays out of school without permission"(, p. 1266). In school districts across the country, school administrators and teachers are focusing on decreasing the number of students who are truant from school. The increased...
If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, one of your available options is adoption. Adoption, by definition, is the process of signing over your legal rights to a child you have born to another parent or set of parents. As an expectant parent considering adoption, once the child was born... The application
What does an adoption application look like? There is a sample on page 191. Your application will probably look different, but this will at least give you some idea of what you can expect. Some of these questions will be repeated or expanded upon during your home study. Name Other names you may... Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect Illinois
Statute: 325 ILCS 5/3 Standard Inflicts, causes to be inflicted, or allows to be inflicted Creates a substantial risk Commits or allows to be committed Exemption Plan of care Religious exemption School attendance Categories of Maltreatment Defined in Statute Physical abuse ...
"Immediate Family" in the News
Gazette.Net: Writing runs in Riverdale Park family
Riverdale Park resident John Dureke Tom and Gisele Sneak Kisses During a Family-Filled Weekend
It was a loving weekend for Tom Brady , wife Gisele Bündchen, and kids Jack, Benjamin and Vivian in Boston. The family fun got started on Saturday when the Bündchen-Brady crew attended Tom's sister Nancy's graduation from Boston University. As well as getting in quality time with his... More on this story
Read Jury asked if they knew Tia's immediate family latest on ITV News. All the UK news Lillie Cromer, last surviving member of immediate family
Lillie Littlejohn Cromer, 88, of 3492 Chesnee Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 29, 2013, at her residence. read more
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To Facebook or Not to Facebook- Part 2
January 10, 2012, 2:21 pm
In my last blog post, I talked about how we were glad that we used Facebook to get to know our first birthmom, but we decided not to do so with our second adoption so that we could talk more freely about what was going on.
Another big reason for us avoiding Facebook the second time was that... Telling Others about the Adoption
May 17, 2013, 1:41 pm
Who’s job is it to tell people our child’s adoption story? Is there even such a thing as a right to know when it comes to a person’s adoption status? Of course the child herself or himself has a right to know, but that’s not what I’m talking about. What about the child’s relatives? Friends of... Not My Child's Only Parents
January 28, 2013, 1:36 pm
Most adoptive parents dread the thought of being seen as “not real parents” to their adoptive children. The pendulum seems to swing in the opposite directions out of adoptive parents’ fears, minimizing the role of the birth parents with the use of the qualifier (“birth” or “biological”, etc.),...
"Immediate Family" in the Adoption Forums
We're having two showers
March 20, 2013, 11:52 pm
We discussed this as a family, and decided to enjoy two different showers! Our first shower is two weeks from now, and my mom and sister are crazily and happily searching Pinterest for shower ideas. :prop:
Our first shower is for our immediate family of grandparents, parents, siblings, aunts,...
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Standing Right Next to You
If you are interested, I found my biological mother and the rest of my family. I actively looked with no breaks for only one month. The story has so many twists and turns its still hard for me to... Hello, Nice To Meet You, Thank You and Goodbye
I was adopted as an infant and I am extremely blessed that this young woman decided to give me a chance to be raised in a safe, nurturing environment. I have always known that I am adopted and I have... A Moment to Remember
On September 15th, 2009, my sister was stripped of her parental rights by the Dept of Social Services because she and her children suffered from a homelessness situation. At the time my sister had...
"Immediate Family" on Adoption.com
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Immediate Family: Definition from Answers.com
parents, brothers, sisters, children, relatives supported financially, father-in-law, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law. This definition is incorporated in the national association of securities dealers rules of fair practice on abuses of hot issues through such practices as ...
immediate family - definition of immediate family in the ...
immediate family A person's spouse, children, siblings and parents, spouse's siblings and parents, and spouses of person's children
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