(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Legal Guardian: A person who has the legal responsibility for providing the care and management of a person who is incapable, either due to age (very young or even very old, or to some other physical, mental or emotional impairment, of administering his or her own affairs. In the case of a minor... [more
Pennsylvania Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Cons. Stat. Tit. 23, § 2905 Information may be accessed by: The adoptee who is age 18 or older If the adoptee is under age 18, his or her adoptive parent or legal guardian Access to Nonidentifying Information ...
Northern Mariana Islands Consent to Adoption Law
Consent to Adoption State-Specific Search Results Northern Mariana Islands Who May Adopt Statute: Tit. 8 § 1404 The mother. The legal father of a legitimate child. An adjudicated father. A presumed father. A concerned natural father who has shown a reasonable degree of interest. Any... Mississippi State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information
Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older, adoptive parents or legal guardians, or offspring, or birth siblings of adopted adults age 18 or older may obtain non-identifying information. If an adopted adult, adoptive parent, or legal guardian, offspring, or birth... Oklahoma
Oklahoma Who may adopt? A husband and wife jointly if both are least age 21. A stepparent. An unmarried or legally separated person at least age 21. Consent for adoption to be executed? The parent may not execute consent until after the child's birth. A putative father may consent before...
Private Practice Discusses Pregnancy Complications and Adoption
January 24, 2009, 3:40 pm
Thursday night’s episode of Private Practice brought up a subject that no expectant mother wants to think about: a baby born with complications, problems, a birth defect, etc... Regardless of whether the pregnancy is planned or not or if the expectant mother is going to parent or place the baby... Guardians
July 22, 2009, 9:55 pm
At this moment, you're probably thinking of all things wild and wonderful when it comes to parenting your child: the first steps, sleepless nights, mountains of laundry, trips to the park, gatherings with family and friends. You are probably not thinking "What will happen to my child when I... In Praise of Erma Bombeck's Common Sense
April 22, 2011, 8:06 pm
Late last year, the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. released the results of a survey which had asked Americans how they define “family.”
Almost 90 percent of those surveyed said that a single parent and child is a family. Eighty percent said that an unmarried couple living together...
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What is a Legal Guardian?
A legal guardian is a person who is appointed to look after someone else and his or her property. In most cases, a legal guardian...
How to Become a Legal Guardian - Mahalo.com
A legal guardian is authorized to make decisions in the best interest of another person who is seen as incapable of making those decisions. Legal guardians...