Indiana's Putative Father Registry Succeeds
Since becoming an integral part of Indiana adoption law on July 1, 1994, the Putative Father Registry has worked remarkably well. This issue of Adoption Briefs will provide a brief overview of the Registry, the justification for the Registry, and a review of some of the Registry's successes during...
Reasonable Efforts to Reunify Families California
What Are Reasonable Efforts Statute: Welf. & Inst. § 361.5 Child welfare services Court ordered counseling and other treatment services, for the reunification of the child with the child's family When Reasonable Efforts Are Required Statute: Welf. & Inst. § 361.5 Whenever a child is removed... Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights South Dakota
Statute: §§ 26-8A-26; 26.1; 27 Circumstances That Are Grounds for Termination Abandonment or Extreme Parental Disinterest Abuse/Neglect Alcohol or Drug Induced Incapacity Felony Conviction/Incarceration Failure of Reasonable Efforts Abuse/Neglect or Loss of Rights of Another Child ... Reasonable Efforts to Reunify Families Louisiana
What Are Reasonable Efforts Statute: Ch. Code art. 603(17) 'Reasonable efforts' means the exercise of ordinary diligence and care by department caseworkers and supervisors and shall assume the availability of a reasonable program of services to children and their families. When Reasonable...
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... 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... Waiting for Re-Opening
October 31, 2012, 4:34 am
It is amazing how many times that I have 'checked up' on the status of adoption from Kazakhstan and found no change. This is true for this morning as well. Kazakhstan remains in a holding pattern in regard to their adoption program. In August of this year, they closed their program and have not...