Presentation on "Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief"
Presented in Toronto for "ASK.....about reunion and The Canadian Council of Birthmothers May 2, 2001 Introduction Although I have lived in Australia for almost twenty years, I am actually Scottish. I consider myself, in fact, an adopted...
Older Single Parent Adoption From China
My name is Sharon Kaufman and I'm the Mom of a wonderful daughter from China. I adopted Rebecca Joy Chufang Kaufman when she was 18.5 months old and I was "only" 51. Many older and/or single people have difficulty adopting healthy infants and toddlers, of any race, domestically. ... About the Children Who Need Families
Families of all kinds adopt children of all kinds, from newborns to teenagers, of every race and ethnicity, and from many countries around the world. U.S.-Born Infants Many prospective parents seek to adopt healthy infants, often of a background similar to their own. In the United States, a... Adopting a Child in Britain
Congratulations! You’re now ready to approach an adoption agency. You’ve thought of the good and bad reasons why people try to adopt, you’ve looked deeply into yourselves and found that you think you have what it takes. But before launching into the active search for an agency, we need to spend a...
The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Census
March 24, 2010, 6:00 am
I filled out and mailed our census form yesterday. I'm sure many parents touched by adoption - whether adoptees, birth/first parents, prospective adoptive parents, or adoptive parents - were angry at the bubbles on the form:
How is this person related to person 1?
Husband or wife... Threat Of Fraud
July 18, 2011, 6:43 am
The country of Haiti is embarking on important changes within their adoption program. They are working with other adoption partners and governmental agencies to rewrite the legal requirements in order to meet Hague Convention statutes. This is a great move for Haiti because of the large number of... Adopting in Illinois
March 16, 2010, 6:00 am
Welcome to the thirteenth post in our series Adopting In the 50 States. Today, we're in Illinois, where the official snack food is popcorn. Remember, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. Consult an attorney or other adoption professional with specific questions. If you have adopted in...