(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Therapeutic Foster Home: Sometimes referred to as a "Treatment Foster Home." A foster home in which the foster parents have received specialized training to enable them to provide care for a wide variety of children and adolescents, usually those with significant emotional or behavioral problems.... [more
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know
Helpful Adoption Terms to Know (1/00) Abandonment Desertion of a child by a parent or adult primary care giver with no provisions for continued childcare nor with any apparent intention to return to resume caregiving. Abuse and Neglect Physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment. Child...
Department of Children and Families 505 Hudson Street Hartford, CT 06106 860-550-6300 Email: 1-888-KID-HERO State website http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=2561&q=314312 Photolisting http://www.adoptuskids.org/states/ct/index.aspx Foster home regulations-... Sibling Adoption and One Adoption Failing after Finalization
It wasn't until a summer afternoon in August 2008, four years after the adoption, that I found the courage to begin to write the "un-writable," a chronicle of my family's fall into, and struggle to climb out of, the abyss of a failed adoption. That afternoon, our small-but-smart book club... Alternatives to adoption
Since there is no such thing as an accidental adoption, it’s a given that by the time the process is started there’s been a lot of thinking about the ins and outs and whos and whats and wherefores. Other options for families should all be considered during the course of the...
Foster Children May Need Therapeutic Care
July 7, 2007, 10:30 pm
Some foster children can be successful in therapeutic care rather than the basic foster care. Foster children who continually struggle with behavior problems, mental illnesses, mental retardation, and many countless failures and disruptions in basic foster children can end up in a therapeutic... Therapeutic or Treatment Foster Care
May 29, 2007, 11:43 pm
This is type of foster care that I am licensed in so I do have more knowledge in this area. In this type of foster care, you will be working with medically fragile and emotionally disturbed children. These children probably are not the best fit with parents that do not have parenting experience.... Siblings in Foster Care: Hard Choices
April 13, 2007, 6:48 pm
Another difficult case in foster care and the reality of siblings getting adopted involved four brothers. Each boy had his own difficulties with different degrees of mental retardation, and severe behavior problems with violence, aggression, autism, speech impairment, and so many more issues. All...