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Learn About The Legal Process of Adoption

Adoption is a legal process that creates a new, permanent parent-child relationship where one didn't exist before. The adoption proceedings take place in court before a Judge. Adoption bestows on... [more]

Unlocking a Heart: Sheila Ganz

Update: The film is complete. Please contact Sheila at for purchase and distribution information. Filmmaker Sheila Ganz in the editing room. Sheila... [more]

Adoption Books - Then She Found Me by Elinor Lipman

by Elinor Lipman I have to admit that I had no idea who Elinor Lipman was before I read "Then She Found Me." I was browsing through an airport bookstore, looking for something to... [more]

Biographical Summary: Wadie Thomas, Jr.

reprinted from materials distributed at the symposiumJudge Thomas has served as the Juvenile Court Judge for Douglas County, Nebraska since September of 1995, and is a member of the National Council... [more]

Martha Washington Candy - Recipes from the Adoption Community

MARTHA WASHINGTON CANDY contributed by AdoptiveMomX2      Ingredients 1 lb. box (3 1/2 c.) Confectioner's sugar1 can Eagle Brand condensed milk2 cups angle flake coconut 2 cups... [more]

Adoption Books | Gay Dads - A Celebration of Fatherhood

Family Portraits in Words and Photos They make doctors' appointments, attend PTA meetings, and worry about good nutrition and services for their kids. They do all the things other parents do, and... [more]

Honoring Veteran Birthmothers

by Skye Hardwick © 2000, All rights reserved As Memorial Day approaches, our country takes the time to reflect on the sacrifice our Veterans made years before. When I see a Veteran now, a... [more]

Maryland State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: An adult may be adopted with consent.Most Relevant Maryland Statutes: Maryland Family Law Code Title 5, Subtitle 3§ 5-307§ 5-308§ 5-3115-307. Who may be adopted or placed... [more]

To My Son Joey - Reader Contribution - Adoption Poetry

Contributed by: Sharon Fowler Nine months inside me,You were so small and so preciousand so perfect in everyway.Now it's over and you are gone.Wondering where and who has you.You went away to a brand... [more]

Adoptive Breastfeeding

MORE INFORMATION Factsheets Addressing techniques, medications, concerns. Find a Lactation Consultant State listings of consultants, from Breastfeeding.com. FOR YOUR LIBRARY ... [more]

North Dakota State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adoptive parents or adopted adults may obtain non-identifying information. A child placing agency may alert the adopted adult or birth parents in cases of... [more]

Commemorating Occasions in our Families - Adoption Gifts - Birthstones

Birthstones Traditions of birthstones, starstones (based on astrological signs of the zodiac) and anniversary markers are some of our options when we start thinking about gifts or remembrances... [more]

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