(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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Treating adopted and foster children is a very technical and specialized area requiring significant training and experience. It is vital that in selecting a therapist for your child that you select one with the competence and expertise to help you and your family. Just as you would want to go to a... Indiana Relinquishment, Consent, Revocation laws
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Tears and Retrievers
January 5, 2014, 6:29 pm
Marty did tell the truth. He did call his sister. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall to hear him begin that conversation! Was he abrupt and to the point; soft and shy? As he’d told us, when his little sister became pregnant, he’d been underway with the Navy and had remained so until sometime... Not My Problem
October 21, 2013, 11:04 am
A few months ago, an uncle called to catch up and see how my daughters and I were doing. I let him know well the girls were doing in school and how much I enjoyed my job. I then gave him an update on my relative's situation. I reminded him of the personal challenges she's faced and reminded him... Holiday Joy
January 14, 2014, 8:04 am
I can't believe it was already our 3rd Christmas with the Littles, who are really not so little any more. This year, everyone was old enough to remember what Christmas is all about, which is both good and bad news. They truly had a lot of fun.
On Christmas Eve after dinner, each child in our...
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How Open is your child's GAL or CASA?
March 18, 2014, 5:22 pm
So, with my girls' case, they had an actual GAL, Guardian Ad Litem, who visited regularly and went to court. She was very open with me, up until the end when I unwittingly ticked her off. She told me that there were some case details she couldn't share, but she always let me know what her stance...
not sure, not an addiction worker
April 7, 2014, 11:37 am
My opinion? I am actually not certain if safe parenting is or isn't possible. I'm not an addiction worker. I do feel that if week after week, the usage continues - that is a red flag for the case worker. They'd have to have a professional find out if it is a serious dependence/addiction. I...
Talk to me about RAD/Attachment Diagnosis and Psych Evals
April 7, 2014, 7:36 am
So due to continued issues at school with former nephew/now AS (age 6) being unable to keep his hands to himself and sit still during the day, we've been seeing a private behaviorist for a few months. AS has been on ADHD medication for 15 months. It seems to help, but not bring it down to a...
singles vs siblings
March 24, 2014, 11:32 pm
I'm set to take the foster classes in august and do all the research I can. I know it's a long process still to go, but I simply was curious to all you who've done this for years, fostering and adopting through fostering. I have a want for siblings 2-4 of them from ages 0-10 ( willing to go...
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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... Joy and Heartache
Because of the events of my own reunion, I feel the need to advise anyone who is doing any type of adoption search, whether child or natural parent, to prepare yourself as much as possible for any...
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