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Interstate Placements and Adoption Subsidies
A few years ago, it was relatively uncommon for a foster child from Los Angeles to be placed for adoption with a family in Albuquerque or a Minneapolis teen to find his forever family in Atlanta. These placements typically happened only because relatives were living in other states. Today, with the...
Building a Program So Families Come, Stay... and Recruit Others: Keys to Retention
Portrait of a Foster Parent's Experience We had Kelly, now two, in our home for a year and a half. The plan was for the county to get permanent custody, then we would adopt. The caseworker and prosecutor encouraged us, saying, "We are 90 percent sure of winning." Two weeks before the... International Adoption - Sweden
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. Prospective adoptive parents are... Surviving an Adoption Home Study
Believe it or not, you don't have to be a Martha Stewart clone to pass an adoption home study. Although I must confess, the thought of a stranger coming into my house to see if it was "suitable for a child" terrorized me! Do I even own matching Tupperware? Are the corners of my fireplace equipped...
The Great News
October 31, 2012, 5:11 am
I have been following the comments of a reader from this blog and find myself very confused this morning. In the past, I have read on both the United States Intercountry Adoption website and the Joint Council websites where Korea has declared its desire to phase out its need for intercountry... The Adoptive Family Unit
October 31, 2012, 6:15 am
It is amazing the amount of growth that African adoptions on the whole have seen. This comes at a time when transracial families have become accepted and people are better able to see outside of the box in regard to the adoptive family unit. I love this. There was a time that the only children... Haiti Working Toward Hague
October 31, 2012, 7:39 am
The best thing that has come out of the terrible destruction in Haiti back in 2010 is the increase in attention the children of this country have gotten. The earthquake had devastating effects on the country of Haiti that was already struggling under the weight of poverty and disease. Yet, the...
A Mother's Job
On Saturday, May 8, I will celebrate my role as a mother and reflect on the life I made for my daughter without me. For I am a birthmother and with other birthmothers and a growing number of adoptive... Christmas...A Blessed Reconnection
It was a hot summer evening. Tammy was attending her son's soccer game. She was seated in the bleachers next to a woman who was anticipating the upcoming adoption of a long awaited child. Race,... Alyson
This October, as my first daughter's 18th birthday drew near, I was reminded of the amazing ways God works in our lives. She has grown happy, healthy and strong, and though my heart aches to know...