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New Mexico State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older and adoptive parents with a minor under age 18 may obtain non-identifying information.Obtaining Identifying Information: ... [more]

Guest Author - Christopher Alexander PhD

Articles The Inner World of the Adopted Child Dr. Alexander offers insight into the needs and concerns of adopted children, and advises pre- and post-adoptive parents to learn more and listen... [more]

Issues in Adoption - Library of features, columns, and specials about adoption and foster care issue

Library of articles on the site about issues of concern in adoption and foster care. Library | Articles by topic Adoption Language Insight into and information about the words and terms... [more]

Hidden Past by Karen Joiner-Brown - Adoption Poetry - Guest Contributor

Karen Joiner-Brown How do I see the future when I can not find my past?How can I build foundations that I know are going to last?With bits and pieces missing and secrets kept from me.How do I stop... [more]

Adoption Homework - Back to School Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students - Adoption Educatio

Whether it's a child's first school experience or she's a seasoned veteran, here are resources for parents, teachers, and students. Includes teachers' guides, family trees for adoptive and foster... [more]

City Directories - Search Tips - Adoption

Public library records: City Directories More Search Resources Adoption Search Lessons Beginning the Search Keep Your Sense of Humor Reunion Registry Search Basics for Beginners... [more]

Iowa State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults and birth parents may obtain non-identifying information.Obtaining Identifying Information: Adopted adults can receive information regarding... [more]

Illinois State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: Adults may be adopted when the person to be adopted has resided in the petitioner's home for 2 consecutive years in a parent-child type relationship, or where there is a "relationship" as... [more]

We Opened Our Adoption (chat transcript)

Introduction We were honored to have as our guests in the adoption chat room JODY and DONNITA. Jody is the adoptive mother of (among others) two of Donnita's birth sons. These two women have... [more]

Vermont State Regulations - Adopting an Adult

State Law on Adult Adoption Vermont Summary: Any adult may be adopted.Most Relevant Vermont Statutes: §1-1021-102 . Who may adopt or be adopted. Subject to this title, any person may... [more]

How to Find and Use Waiting Child Photolistings - Adoption

Sensitivity and Privacy Related Resources ... [more]

10 Steps to Realizing Your Adoption Goals

Guest Column by Mardie Caldwell, COAP We all have goals, whether we know it or not. We have goals to save for the future or to travel, to buy a home or a new car, or to purchase items we need and... [more]

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