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Supporting Loving Families: After the Adoption
More and more adoptive families find they need extra help with special needs after the adoption. Sometimes, love isn't all you need. For children who have been adopted from the child welfare system, permanency is a start but not a solution, and a loving family is a blessing but not a cure-all.... Pluses of Military Families
Several Adoption Opportunities grants (demonstration projects fundedby the Children's Bureau) in the early 1990s demonstrated the benefitsof placing children with military families. They found the military tobe a largely untapped resource for children waiting for families. Thebenefits of placing... Executive Summary of Adoption Laws
Executive Summary of Adoption Laws Persons contemplating adoption have many legal questions. Since adoption is a creature of State law, the answers usually can be found in State statutes, agency regulations, and court opinions. Federal statutory and constitutional law also play a part, in such... Transracial Adoption
Transracial Adoption What is Transracial Adoption? The term transracial adoption means the joining of racially different parents and children together in adoptive families. (Silverman, 1993) What legislation exists concerning transracial adoption? *The Howard M. Metzenbaum Multiethnic...
Adoption Reform Hero: Dr. Elizabeth Bartholet
July 4, 2007, 3:47 am
Continuing the series on adoption reform that appears on this blog sporadically, today's post features a look a someone who does so much more to make a difference for the positive than simply wag fingers in vaguely accusatory directions and slap the same old, tired links all over the place in... Race rambles end
August 19, 2006, 8:45 am
Continued from my previous post …
It seems to me that the answer must be MORE transracial adoptions, inter-marriage, mixing of every kind, not less, and if at some point the complexion of the 'average American family' is of varying hues, the big deal that gets so much attention now will no... Black and White vs. White and Black
April 30, 2009, 1:09 am
This past weekend, I read this Newsweek article , about a black family who adopted a white girl, Katie. Briefly, the girl had been in 12 different foster homes before finding her new family. The article focuses on how much negativity the family has experienced from people both white and black....