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State Adoption Law - Arkansas

Adoption Subsidy Information From the North American Council on Adoptable Children, subsidy information for special needs adoptions.Arkansas Adoption Law Full text of the law from the State... [more]

Foster Care Specialists, by State

Alphabetical List by State including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Department of Human Resources 50 S. Ripley... [more]

How to Find Adoption Search Angels

Volunteers Help With Adoption-Related Search HOW TO FIND A SEARCH ANGEL: Search angels can be found in search and support groups, on discussion boards, and in special listings like the one we have... [more]

Biographical Summary: Steve Christian

reprinted from materials distributed at the symposiumSteve Christian is a Program Manager with the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver, Colorado. He manages the Child Welfare Project... [more]

Alaska State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: Adults may be adopted with the consent of parents or guardian, and spouse; consent may be waived by the court.Most Relevant Alaska Statutes: §25.23.010§25.23.040... [more]

Adoption Poetry - Poems About Adoption

A selection of poetry from well-known poems such as "The Adoption Creed" and "Legacy of an Adopted Child," to poems written for entrustment ceremonies and to express the widest possible range of... [more]

How to Select an Adoption Agency

When seeking to adopt using an adoption agency, it's adviseable to use a reputable agency with experience in the type of adoption you are pursuing. Agencies are regulated by state governments but... [more]

Minnesota State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: An adult may be adopted, with consent.Most Relevant Minnesota Statutes: § 259.24(4)259.24 Consents Subdivision 4. Adult adoptee. In the adoption of an adult, the adult's written... [more]

Maine State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older, an adopted adult's kin, and adoptive parents or the legal guardian of an adopted adult can petition the court for... [more]

Genetic Sexual Attraction - Reunion After Adoption Search

Reunion After Adoption Search No, this is not some bad joke about family members and incest in some (unnamed) southern state. This is about feelings of attraction that may be experienced by adults... [more]

Help Adopted and Foster Children Build Attachment

Using these tools, parents can help their adopted and foster children develop healthy attachments to their families. Once family attachments are secure, attachments to others develop more... [more]

Oklahoma State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adoptive parents and adopted adults age 18 or older may obtain non-identifying information.Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information is... [more]

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