(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Legal Custody: This term refers to a legal relationship that is established by court order, in which one individual, referred to as the Custodian, if given legal authority over, and the corresponding legal responsibility for, the physical care of another individual, who is referred to as the Ward.... [more
The Agency's Responsibility
Whether or not child welfare agencies place a child with a relative, they have the responsibility of ensuring that the child is living in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment. They must explore with prospective foster parents or adopters their motivations for caring for the child and the... International Adoption - Slovak Republic
b>DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. PLEASE NOTE: On October 1, 2001,... International Adoption - Egypt
According to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, securing custody of Egyptian orphans is extremely difficult, as adoption is essentially illegal in Egypt. The U. S. Embassy in Cairo has no authority to intervene in Egyptian court proceedings on behalf of an American couple who wants to adopt an abandoned... Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect Arizona
Statute: § 8-201(1),(2),(6), (8),(12),(13),(21) Standard nflicting or allowing Exemption Christian Science treatment Unavailability of reasonable services Categories of Maltreatment Defined in Statute Physical abuse Neglect Sexual abuse Sexual exploitation Emotional/mental injury ...
Encouraging a Colleague to Adopt
October 4, 2013, 1:31 pm
I recently encouraged a colleague to adopt. The topic came up unexpectedly, and I found myself relating our fostering experience and suggesting that she adopt an older child or even siblings rather than fostering, which was her initial idea. I noticed myself repeating several times that “I hate... Filing a petition to adopt
February 19, 2008, 3:15 pm
Once you have passed the mandatory waiting period, you can file a petition for adoption. This must be done through your adoption worker. They will have several of the documents that you need, and they need to approve the petition.
You will need:
If you are adopting from another state, and... Should You Foster if You Want to Adopt?
October 18, 2013, 1:30 pm
Should you foster if you really want to adopt? Some areas have thriving foster-to-adopt programs where you go through the foster care training and become licensed foster parents, but you are only called with placements of children who are already likely to be in need of an adoptive home. Either...
Adopting My Siblings at 16
In 1977, at the age of 16, I was emancipated and awarded custody of my two sisters and brother. Their ages at the time were 13, 9, and 4. From that day on my life has felt as if I am pushing a... My Story As an A-Father
I've been very fasinated by the relationships I've read between Aparents and Bparents. I am an Afather and would like to share my story. We have a very unique relationship with our son's bmother. In...