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Adoption Fraud - Beware - be smart - and do the research

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." And the world of adoption – for both placing and adopting parents – is no exception. It's understandable that, in the... [more]

Baklava - Recipes from the Adoption Community

BAKLAVA contributed by Lynda232      Ingredients 1 (17 1/4) ounce package frozen phyllo pastry, thawed 1 1/4 cups butter, melted 1 1/4 cups flaked coconut, lightly toasted 1/2 cup... [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]

Rhode Island State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: An adult may be adopted by another adult, with consent of the person to be adopted; petitions are filed in Probate Court.Most Relevant Rhode Island Statutes: § 15-7-4§... [more]

Adoption Search Lesson Series - Using Libraries for Search and Research

Libraries (and librarians) are a wonderful resource for searchers. These include public libraries, school and university libraries, and genealogical libraries. Search Note: Unless your information... [more]

Does Older-Child Adoption Equal Special Needs?

Parents Need to be Realistic Related Resources •Take the... [more]

Preparing for the Arrival of Your Child - International or Transracial - Adoption

Concerns Specific To International And Transracial Adoption Depending on the nation the child is coming from, the age and disability, and the child's most recent living environment... [more]

Preparing for the Arrival of Your Child - Bonding and Attachment - Adoption

Bonding & Attachment Bonding and attachment are two very different but very important processes every new parent should know something about.Bonding is "falling in love" with... [more]

Your First Christmas by Tom Fisher - Guest Contributor

by Tom Fisher It's Christmas Day, Two thousand and two And my thoughts are directed towards China, to you. I want you to know I love you my dear, And can't wait to hold you sometime next year. ... [more]

South Carolina State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: Any adult may be adopted provided they or their guardian give consent.Most Relevant South Carolina Statute: § 20-7-1825a... [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]

Adoption Nation by Adam Pertman - Book Review

Pros •Easy to read •For all audiences, not just the adoption community •Straight talk, little sentimentality Cons •Light on the birth parent experience The Bottom Line - This... [more]

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