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Travel Toys and Books

The best toys to keep children occupied while traveling will be those that involve you as well, allow you to create stories with or without a lot of language, and are not limited to a narrow age... [more]

The Open Records Debate

The Issue - Summary One of the hottest issues in adoption today, not only in the U.S., but around the world as well, is whether or not adoptees should have unrestricted access to their original... [more]

Late Discovery Adoptees - LDAs

Resources, information and support for late discovery adoptees, those who discovered or were told of their adopted status as adults. An LDA Speaks Out Ilene Rachel, a Late Discovery Adoptee,... [more]

Worldwide Search Resources - search for birth family

For those searching in connection to adoptions finalized outside the US and Canada, here are some country-specific and worldwide resources that may help. International Court Websites Locate a... [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]

National Adoption Attitudes Survey

Survey Results Hold Promise for Adoption On June 19, 2002, the results of the National Adoption Attitudes Survey were announced in a Press Release from the Dave Thomas Foundation for... [more]

State Adoption Law - California

Adoption Subsidy Information From the North American Council on Adoptable Children, subsidy information for special needs adoptions. California Adoption Law State adoption code. Scroll down... [more]

Who Will Pay to Help Our Children Heal?

"I sit here in the quiet of the morning," wrote Julie Morgan (not her real name) this past July, "thinking about how I tell my daughter that we have to give up custody of her." At... [more]

Does Older-Child Adoption Equal Special Needs?

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

Peanut Butter Cookies - Recipes from the Adoption Community

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES contributed by Toni2278      Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup peanut butter    Preparation       Mix together.Roll... [more]

How to Work With a Private Adoption Attorney

If you've decided to pursue an independent adoption with the help of an adoption attorney, there are several steps you will need to take. Ask members of adoptive parent support groups for... [more]

Maine State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: An adult may be adopted, with consent.Most Relevant Maine Statutes: § 9-102§ 9-202§ 9-3029-102 . Definitions. (i) "Petitioner" means a person filing a petition to adopt an... [more]

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