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A Positive Project Hope - Reader Contribution

Our International Adoption Odyssey: A Project of Hope The Adoption of an Older Child On March 27, 2002, my wife Kathy and I returned from Russia with our son, Dinar. We had just finished a... [more]

North Dakota State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: An adult may be adopted with own consent and consent of spouse (if married).Most Relevant North Dakota Statutes: Chapter 14-15: Revised Uniform Adoption Act. 14-15-02. Who may be adopted.... [more]

Adoption book review - The Complete Idiot\'s Guide to Adoption

"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption" by Chris Adamec Pros • Great format • Clear definitions of terms • Addresses tough questions Cons ... [more]

Adoption Book Review | Adoption Forum by Kasey Hamner

"Adoption Forum: Intimate Discussions to Unite the Triad in Healing," by Kasey Hamner Pros • Includes all opinions ... [more]

Adoption Language Sites

< Glossaries/Definitions > < Language Guidelines > < Articles > Glossaries, Definitions Glossary of Terms Definitions of words and terms used in connection with adoption and foster care,... [more]

Adoption Search Lesson Series - When You Don\'t Want to be Contacted

As hard as it may be for some to understand, there are both adoptees and birth parents who are not interested in search and who do not want to be contacted. If you fall into this group, this is for... [more]

Louisiana State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Non-identifying information is available to adoptive parents upon placement of a child.Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information is provided... [more]

A Scottish Adoption Journey

Nancy and Craig are very much like the many thousands around the world who arrive at the decision to adopt each year. Nancy is an Occupational Therapist and Craig is an artist, and ten years ago,... [more]

Kentucky Search Tip - Search Tips - Adoption

Anne in Kentucky" is how she signs her emails, and she has generously offered to share her personal search tips with others searching in Blue Grass country. Thanks, Anne! For adoptees... [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]

Preparing for the Arrival of Your Child - Contact with the Past - Adoption

Maintaining Contact With The Foster Family And Others Adoption does not mean the past does not exist or should be ignored. Adoption is about dealing with the effects of the negative past,... [more]

State Licensing Specialists

Licensing specialists are responsible for maintaining current information on all those involved with child welfare in any way. This includes adoption agencies, foster homes, and group homes. The... [more]

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