(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Placement: This term is used to describe the point in time when your child comes to live with you in your home.
See Also: Multiethnic Placement Act, adoption placement, inter-ethnic placement, legal risk placement, placement date, Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
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On the Eve of Trial: The Story of a Legal Risk Adoption
Tomorrow morning, at precisely 9 o'clock, the chamber door will open and everyone will rise. They will remain standing until he takes his own seat, smoothing his robe around his lap. Only then will everyone be seated. It is a common scenario. It will take place thousands of times tomorrow, in...
Permanency Planning Maine
Best Interests of the Child Statute: Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 22, § 4055(2)-(3) (West, WESTLAW through 5-30-03) Law: In deciding to terminate parental rights, the court shall consider the best interest of the child, the needs of the child, including the child's age, the child's attachments... Research on Full-Service Schools and Students with Disabilities
Full-service schools have been described as one-stop centers in which the educational, physical, psychological, and social requirements of students and their families are addressed in a coordinated, collaborative manner using school and community services and supports (Dryfoos, 1994). In the... Foster Care Manual: House Rules Policy
This information has been excerpted from materials specific to one state. Be sure to check with your Foster Care Specialist for details in your state, county, or province. 1. All provider homes are to have a written list of house rules that govern the home. Preferably, these rules are in place...
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Why Foster to Adopt
April 23, 2013, 8:24 pm
I was adopted at age 18 months by my foster parents. They had received me as a foster child at age 4 months and in the 1970's, foster parents weren't encouraged to adopt the children they cared for so this was an anomaly at that time.
My parents continued to take foster children my entire time... 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... Secrets
March 10, 2013, 4:42 pm
Her story became a secret, and secrets are always burdensome and translate into shame. Even if we didn’t view it that way when we hid it, even if our motives were not initially shame based (though they often are) we will come to see it as something worthy of being hidden. Anything we attempt to...
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Keeping baby with sib vs. bio GP?
May 16, 2013, 6:56 am
Just looking for opinions or any BTDT. We have a beautiful 4 month old FD who we brought home from the hospital at birth. We adopted her older brother only 3 weeks before she was born. FD may or may not have different bio dad, mom wasn't sure and our son's bio dad has said he could be the father...
Can they REALLY just ignore me!?!?!
May 16, 2013, 4:30 am
I made it clear BEFORE we accepted Liza that we had a family vacation planned next week out of state. Its my sons graduation trip and I WILL NOT miss it. I was promised respite wouldnt be a problem. I would take Liza with us but the vehicle is full, we'd have to take a 2nd car. I asked Lizas CW,...
May 16, 2013, 7:11 am
I read a lot of these posts about how your 2 and beyond year olds (specifically 2-3) are missing their parents. They cry and show that they apparently miss or want their bios. My kiddo doesn't cry get upset, and even gets excited when I show up to get him from visits and immediately starts...
May 16, 2013, 8:01 am
I was going to post on the Military Family page but it hasn't gotten any action in years! lol That being said I found some info on the site that states that once our FC are enrolled in DEERS (Something all mil family members have to have done) then they will qualify for Tricare. Now I was under the...
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Liza: My Baby is Loved
Where should I begin?My name is Liza. I am 26 years old and I have 3 wonderful daughters: Holley, Heidi, and Heather. I'm divorced from their dad. I had been seeing this guy for just over a year and... Cole Baby 1961
When I learned I was adopted, my world was turned upside-down. It was a few months before my fortieth birthday. A "long-lost" relative found me through the Internet and shared the truth... My Journey to Placement
When I was 16 years old, my boyfriend at the time and I found out that I was pregnant. We found out in February of that year (1994). We planned to be married the following June for a couple reasons,...
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