I Am So Glad You Are My Son
It's one in the afternoon on a Saturday and my husband, Jon, and I are going to meet our son. Our son. He's three; his name is Sir Patrick. Earlier in the week we got the news that Division of Family Services had selected our family to be Sir Patrick's parents. So here we are, on our way to Sir...
From Hell to Heaven: How Orphan Care Evolves
Level 1: Hell June, 2002 - Recently, at a City Council meeting in Minnesota, plans were approved for the building of a privately funded orphanage. The adoption community views this as a giant step backward. The following article explains why. Paco is in hell. Not because he sinned, but because... Adopting a Child in Britain
There are only three legal requirements to adopt a child in the UK: The applicants must be at least 21 years old, At least one of the applicants must be legally domiciled in the British Isles, and both applicants (if a couple) must have been habitually resident in the British Isles for at least a... Adopting a Child in Britain
Are you thinking of adopting a child from overseas? There are some special considerations you need to think about. Why Do You Want to Adopt from Overseas? First and foremost, don’t consider overseas adopting as a way to get around British adoption agency requirements. If you have applied to a...
Child waiting for a decision
December 29, 2007, 1:19 pm
There is a story coming out of Des Moines that has me scratching my head. I even read it out loud to my husband to see if I was missing something.
There is a foster mom named Susan who wants to adopt the foster child who has been with her for almost two years. This should be a good thing,... A summit, a conference, personal appearances & books
September 28, 2007, 11:31 pm
A couple of announcements need spreading today.
First, the National Council for Adoption has one out about an upcoming national summit to address parent recruitment and training strategies for children in foster care.
It's to be held in Washington D.C. on the 3rd of October ... Rodney... Adoption at the Zoo
August 11, 2008, 6:46 pm
Sunday we headed to the Milwaukee Zoo for an adoption celebration. Adoption Resources of Wisconsin hosted a party at the zoo for any adoptive family that wanted to participate.
There was a luncheon, a chance for families to talk, and entertainment, which I think entertained some of the...