(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Child Neglect: Child neglect is defined as any recent act, or failure to act, that results in the death of a child, or in an endangerment of a child, or the creation of an imminent risk of the death or serious physical or emotional harm, or sexual abuse of a child. The term "neglect" is defined in... [more
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Children and Domestic Violence: A Bulletin for Professionals
Scope of the Problem Domestic violence is a devastating social problem that impacts every segment of the population. While system responses are primarily targeted toward adult victims of abuse, increased attention is now being focused on the children who witness domestic violence. Studies...
Parenting Support and Education Classes
Parenting support and education classes come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some are as informal as a few mothers gathering weekly as part of a neighborhood parent-toddler group. While the children spend some time playing with each other, the mothers share stories about their child's... 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... Definitions of Child Abuse and Neglect Florida
Statute: §§ 39.01 Standard Willful or threatened act that harms or is likely to cause harm Exemption Religious exemption Corporal punishment Poverty Categories of Maltreatment Defined in Statute Physical abuse Neglect Sexual abuse Sexual exploitation Emotional/mental injury ...
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Foster Care: Understanding
May 16, 2013, 10:38 am
Both the American and British foster systems initially seek, in my experience, to enable birth parents to regain custody of their children. There are cases in which it seems clear to me that there is no hope for parents to change the circumstances that caused them to lose access to their... What About Older Child Adoption?
February 19, 2013, 11:12 am
We pursued older child adoption for over a year. After over a year of trying to adopt a newborn independently, I began to question my motives. I realized that newborns were much more “sought-after” than older children, and I wondered if we couldn’t adopt an older child.
I made a list of pros... The Older Sibling Effect
April 30, 2013, 7:39 pm
Getting custody of Alan, the little boy I'm hoping to adopt, became a real option for the first time earlier this year. Alan's mother was in crisis, and something was going to have to be done to ensure his well being.
I originally put myself forward as a kinship carer in the hope that we...
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Gratitude? Not! Apparently I am a "Cow"
May 21, 2013, 7:46 pm
I am an emotional wreck. First, I am dealing with bio mom from heck who canceled a visit yesterday, supposedly due to a job, and somehow keeps getting her criminal case continued, thereby reducing the chances that she'll even be found guilty of anything, since she is pushing for a jury trial. Then,...
Talking to (young) kids about reason for coming into care
May 20, 2013, 12:16 pm
Here is a quote from a different thread on the Foster Parents forum, it was in the thread about the lady being left in a dumpter and now she is an adult -
[QUOTE=fuzzybunny]i enjoyed reading this. i feel for this sweet girl and physically cringed when reading about the words she overheard at...
Update on my new babies!
May 15, 2013, 3:19 am
They were both discharged from the NICU 1 day apart almost 2 weeks ago! It was the craziest first week I think I have ever had. I had no less than 40 phone calls during the first 2 days regarding them both (CW's, hosp. SW's, homecare companies, dr. offices, speciality dr. appts, medical supply...
Just discussing this topic with family
May 16, 2013, 5:43 pm
[COLOR="Green"]Sorry to jump on this post, issue just came up today. I don't think she will be able to comply it is just to hard for them. You would be lucky to hear if she is compliant or not because that would be a HIPPA violation. Their illnesses are all encompassing.[/COLOR]
LM bio mom...
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I Still Love Them
The last time I personally saw my sons in 1991, when I was asked to sign papers to get my boys returned home, or so I was told. But it wasn't, so CSD lied to me to get me to sign adoption papers... Letting Go
Cheryl and Leonard Sokoloski adopted an eight-year-old boy in 1990. Eight years later, their son returned to his birth mother's home. Cheryl started attending a local support group shortly... I'll Be Waiting
My story begins at age 9 when I learned that I was adopted. It was a heartbreaking day and even though I was given the "you were chosen" story, I could tell that I was not a real part of my...
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