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Considering Special Needs Infant Adoption

Merryl Klein, CSW, of Spence-Chapin, answered questions about how special needs infant placements are handled through their agency, types of needs, program costs, openness, and procedures. Chat Transcript.... [more]

Keeping the Family Tree Intact

Kinship care: a long tradition Social workers reexamine kinship care ... [more]

Conclusion

The ancient tradition of taking in kin has come full circle. Today's social workers, recognizing the value of kinship care long practiced informally in certain cultures, are reaching out to... [more]

The Adoption Homestudy

Once you apply to adopt a child (whether you apply through an agency, an attorney or facilitator, or directly to the court in an independent adoption), the laws of all states require that ... [more]



breast feeding miscellaneous

Since Tripod is evidently not working right today and just lost three and a half hours worth of text that I had written on this topic, I am writing a very abbreviated version for now. I wi... [more]

The Importance of Openness

While open adoption seems to be the more trendy option for those pursuing adoption, adoptions can definitely still vary from this sort. Unlike years past, open adoption has replaced the... [more]

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder

ADHD/Hyperactivity About ADD/ADHD ... [more]

Adoption Facilitators

Adoption facilitators are individuals who are not licensed as adoption agencies or licensed as attorneys, and who are engaged in the matching of birth parents with adoptive parents. The use ... [more]




Adoption Glossary of Terms

Where Do I Start?
Adoption Degree of Difficulty, How Adoption Has Changed Through the Years, Who Can Adopt?, About the Children, About Birthparents, Is Adoption Right for You?, Requirements to be an Adoptive Parent, Are You Ready? (Assessment), Words & Terms

Steps to an Adoption
Step-by-Step Guidelines, Making a Plan, The Adoption Homestudy, Finding Your Child, Adoption Agency

Adopting Secrets
Ideas to Help Find Adoption Situations, The Most Common Characteristics Shared by Successful Adoptive Parents

Adoption Costs
Adopting on a Budget, Crowdsourcing and Adoption, Perspectives on Adoptee Costs, Raising Money for Adoption, The Costs of Adoption, What Adoptions Cost, Affording Adoption, Subsidies, Military Adoption Benefits, Apply for a loan, Adoption Tax Credit, Employer Benefits, Adoption Loans

Photo Listing
Photo Listing

Types of Adoption
Considering Adoption? Consider Foster First, Domestic Adoption Trends are Changing, Fost-Adopt, Infant/Newborn, International, Waiting Child Adoption, Semi-Open Adoption, Step Child Adoption, Older Child Adoption, Closed Adoption, Relative Adoption, Foster Child Adoption, Special Needs, Military & Overseas Adoption, Adopting an Adult, Child Adoptions, Embryo Adoption, Open Adoption

Adoption Home Study
Homestudies: The Inside Scoop

Adoption Networking

Affording Adoption
Benefits & Subsidies, Adoption Grants, Adoption Loans, Raising Money, Establishing and Repairing Credit

Issues to Consider
6 Ways to Support to a Birthmother, A Place at the Adoption Table, Adoption Language, Baby Veronica, Birth Fathers, Birthmothers Are Not Heroes, Coping with Infertility before You Adopt, Does the Triad Fit?, Domestic Adoption Trends, Grief in Adoption: For Better or Worse, Is Open Adoption Scary?, Labels of Adoption, Medical Histories, Respecting Birth Fathers and Their Decision to Parent or Place, Social Media Etiquette in Adoption, The Freedom to Express Grief, The Importance of Openness, The Power of Language, The Side Effects of Adoption, Unbreakable Thread, Attachment & Bonding, Disabled Parents, Failed Placement, My Spouse, Siblings, Single Parents, Telling Family & Friends, Adoption Risks, Breastfeeding, Drug & Alcohol Exposure, Older Parent Adoption, Transracial/Transcultural Adoption

Legal Considerations
Adopting a Native American Child, Adoption and the Defense of Marriage Act, Adoption Facilitators, Adoption is Not the Only Legal Option for Caregivers, Fraud & Scams, Indian Child Welfare Act, Laws, Parental Rights, Recent Changes in Utah Adoption Laws, Relinquishment & Time to Revoke

Alternatives to Adoption
Cloning, Legal Custody, Embryo Adoption, Fertility Treatment, Foster Care, Guardianship, Informal Adoption, Kinship Options, Subsidized Permanency, Surrogacy

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Dillon is young man who would really like to be adopted. He is very active and he loves basketball and about any activity outdoors. Dillon has had an extremely hard life and as a... [more]
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