(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Legally Free: Since a child can have only one set of legal parents at a time, when the parental rights of a child's biological parents are legally terminated, either by their death, legal consent, or by a forced termination by the court, then the child becomes legally "free" to be adopted by... [more
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Arkansas State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at... Connecticut Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-746 Nonidentifying information is available to the following persons:The adult adoptee The adoptive parents or guardian of the child The legal representative of the adoptee If the adoptee is deceased,... New York State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child who is... Louisiana State Adoption Subsidy Profile
1. What specific factors or conditions does your State consider to determine that a child cannot be placed with adoptive parents without providing financial assistance? ("What is your State definition of special needs?") A child with special needs is defined as a child that has at...
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"Legally Free" in the Adoption Blogs
February 13, 2012, 7:17 am
There is one of those terms in adoption that is scarier than the most well-written thriller: "Legal Risk." (Okay, I know I gave it away in the title!) And it can be a wild ride but it can also be a piece of cake.
"Legal Risk" means taking custody of a child before said child is legally... Puddin'
October 17, 2011, 7:41 am
You may remember me writing about Puddin'. She was a 3-year-old who came to us twice, both times voluntarily placed in temporary care by her dad. Dad was a single parent who loved his daughter to pieces. He simply could not make it work. He couldn't stay employed, he couldn't hold on to... A Calculated Risk
January 17, 2012, 7:54 am
When people find out we foster, they always ask the same question: How can you let them go? And that is really what we all wonder in the foster-to-adopt world, isn't it? What if we say yes to a placement that we hope will be permanent and then have to let go?
If only there were a FAQ...
"Legally Free" in the Adoption Forums
Choosing not to adopt
January 20, 2014, 6:05 pm
For those that chose not to adopt fc, how long did it take from the time the children are legally free to the time they are placed or matched with an adoptive family. We are leaning heavily on not adopting our sibling set. They are ages 3 and 4 but more then likely will be 4 and 5 by the time they...
February 25, 2014, 6:27 pm
I lived in a small town that lost my paperwork twice and I tried for a year and a half to get licensed before I finally gave up and went with a CPA (private agency). Does your state have CPA's? It should not be a 2 year wait for a low risk or legally free child over the age of 5. I do not...
Adopted 14 yr old from foster care
January 28, 2014, 8:14 am
We adopted a 14 year old girl from foster care on National Adoption Day 2013. She was placed with us in September of 2012 and we could have adopted her 6 months after she was placed because she was legally free but we waited almost a year and a half so that no one felt like they were rushing into...
April 8, 2014, 11:48 am
We had our annual review and pretrial- Bio dad is DONE!!!
Daisy is 1/2 way there to being legally free to legally join our family!!!
Everything went well- I actually got to meet him, sort of. He was nice, seemed ashamed and reserved. I felt sorry for him to some degree and I made a point to...
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