Social Workers Reexamine Kinship Care
Unfortunately, the informal adoption structure that has worked so well in the African American and Latino communities for generations is fading. Although kinship placements have soared, their numbers fall short of the need. Many potential caregivers face a cluster of problems that overwhelm the...
Remove Barriers and Latino Families Will Adopt
The Latino Family Institute (LFI), a federally and state funded adoption and foster care agency in Southern California, understands that certain factors keep Latino families from pursuing formal adoption. Directors Maria Quintanilla and Carol Mroz have identified procedures that neutralize barriers... Informal Adoptions
I had heard that informal adoptions were common in Europe in the 1960s, yet illegal in the Unites States of America. To my knowledge, my mother started an informal adoption in France and completed it in the United States. She had a multiple birth, four of us girls, including me--three of whom I am... Kinship Care
Although the number of kinship placements has climbed dramatically in recent years, the phenomenon has always been an integral part of the American fabric. In certain cultures, grandparents, other relatives, or neighbors traditionally have taken on the responsibility of raising children whose...
October 11, 2007, 6:58 am
Our China is a country that we don't understand, like a college roommate who sleeps until sunset and slips back into the room at 10 in the morning. Here's what I mean: This is a critical review of a documentary that aired on British TV last Monday . It was called China’s Stolen Children , and it... Adoption? Yes, But Not What You Think
April 3, 2013, 1:49 pm
Adoption is the legal and/or social establishment of a parent-child relationship where that relationship is not the natural result of marital sexual intimacy. Yet it seems that within this rather straight-forward definition, there are some who have a heart for traditional adoption and worry that... What happens to abandoned babies?
July 25, 2007, 6:42 am
What was I saying about moving to Shanghai ?
Check this out: the usually thought-provoking Shanghaiist blog (a group blog by a bunch of expats in China) has taken a look at adoption & abandonment - especially what happens to those kids who are taken in by Chinese families in what's been...
What is formal adoption? - Yahoo! Answers
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Adoption - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This system of apprenticeship and informal adoption extended into the 19th century, today seen as a transitional phase for adoption history. Under the direction of social welfare activists, orphan asylums began to promote adoptions based on sentiment rather than work; ...