(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Long-Term Foster Care: Historically, this term has been used to refer to the intentional retention of a child in foster care for an extended period of time. In cases of children who were considered to be unadoptable, this could have been the only long-term plan for the child. There is now a growing... [more
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...
Decision-Making for the Permanent Placement of Children California
Schedule of Hearings Statute: Welf. & Inst. § 366.21 Review hearing--6 months after the initial dispositional hearing Permanency hearing--12 months after the child enters foster care; may be continued for 6 months Hearing within 120 days if the child is under age 3 or part of a sibling group,... The Open Adoption Experience
Despite what many see as benefits, you may have some questions and concerns about open adoption because it probably is different than the adoptions you knew about as you grew up. This book addresses your doubts and apprehensions in a realistic and balanced way. We believe open adoptions have much... Balancing the Scales:
Second of two articles Latino parents, in a family conference with a Spanish-speaking intake officer, learn the conditions by which their son can avoid incarceration and come home. A young offender, waiting for his court date, connects with healthy activities in his community while being monitored...
What is in the news today....
July 30, 2006, 6:10 am
The whole thing just wears me out. So much to read. So much to process. So much to write about. Every day I find so much interesting stuff in the news about adoption - and especially foster adoption.
Well, I think I need another cup of coffee. I'll go get the coffee, you read on.... Dog's Eye View of Older Child Adoption Series
October 22, 2007, 5:11 am
My family recently adopted a retired racing greyhound. As I was moving through the process of adopting this dog, I was struck by some of the similarities to adopting an older child. Of course, adopting a child is much more complicated, and there are numerous differences, but I did see a lot of... Reform for the Foster Care System is Being Called For Part 2
March 27, 2007, 10:10 pm
On Capitol Hill, youth and parents dealing with the failing foster care system spoke out.
- Michael Drake of West Virginia aged out of foster care after experiencing more than 16
placements. While in foster care, he was separated from...