Compliance Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 workweeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave. This Compliance Guide summarizes the...
Louisiana Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ch. Code Art. 1126; 1270 The voluntary adoption registry may be used by:The adoptee who is at least age 18 The birth mother and birth father The parents or siblings of a deceased birth parent An adoptive parent of a minor or... Are there babies to adopt?
The simple answer is “yes.” The more complex reality is that a baby to meet very stringent requirements may not be available – now or ever. Adopting parents are a resource for children needing families and this applies to babies as well; and babies needing families may be racially mixed, be born... Children and Adolescents with Attention-deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, sometimes called ADHD, is a chronic condition and the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder among children and adolescents. It affects between 3 and 5 percent of school-aged children in a 6-month period (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...
I Never Told Him
September 14, 2011, 8:14 pm
This is one proud mom tonight. I cannot even tell you how very pleased I am for Orange Shoe Guy (OSG, for all you newbies.) He is an amazing kid with a tremendous heart. Yet, he is dyslexic, breathes with 50% of his lungs and struggles in various areas. He has had a rough start- yet no one around... Who is Really the Lucky One?
March 24, 2011, 6:11 pm
"She's so lucky to have you! Oh, what a lucky princess she is!" When they say these comments, they do not mean because she has such a spectacularly talented mother(teehee!) but something quite different. I am a bit at a loss for words when strangers and sometimes friends repeat often how lucky... Slopping Through Murky Waters
March 19, 2011, 8:09 am
As I sit in the hospital with my youngest child my mind drifts back ten years when it was my middle son, OSG, that was having medical issues. The walls have changed but the heart behind those in a caregiver positions remains intact and this is good. Thank heavens for those in sacrificial...