Good Job Indiana Legislators
In the last issue of Adoption Briefs, I complimented the Indiana General Assembly for its wisdom, and, in some cases, its restraint in legislating adoption laws in Indiana. In my opinion, Indiana has a very workable procedure which encourages adoption while at the same time protecting the rights... Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child... Once you have been “matched”
Matching means that a social worker has selected you as a potential family for a waiting child. This is the point where you get detailed information on the child, and make your decision as to whether or not the child is a good “match” for your family. Be prepared to say no You are... On the Eve of Trial: The Story of a Legal Risk Adoption
Tomorrow morning, at precisely 9 o'clock, the chamber door will open and everyone will rise. They will remain standing until he takes his own seat, smoothing his robe around his lap. Only then will everyone be seated. It is a common scenario. It will take place thousands of times tomorrow, in...
May 14, 2011, 3:07 am
I was speaking to a friend about her recent legal risk placement. Transitions can be so tough, both on the child and the new family. No matter how much empathy you have for that grieving child, it also hurts our mommy heart. When you have prayed for and waited for a child, it hurts a little to... Affording Another Child or Children
March 8, 2012, 11:42 am
Some time ago, I got a note on a blog post from a family considering the legal risk placement of a sibling group of four. She wondered how on earth we "make ends meet." Do my husband and I both work or are we independently wealthy? Well, neither, and my hubby earns a median income.
I told... Mommy and Daddy Time Out
March 29, 2012, 4:09 am
We got a call the other day to provide respite care for a little girl in a legal risk placement. It was actually a call to be on standby and the respite care wasn't needed after all. It got my wheels turning. I think most parents in legal risk situations are afraid to ask for help. I was so...