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Positive Steps for Families in Crisis - and Those Heading That Way - Adoption Foster Care Stepfamily

Crisis planning solutions for all family types faced with extraordinary challenges Dr. Rita Laws is a recognized authority on many issues related to challenging behaviors, and she is also the... [more]

Book Review - Like Family by Paula McLain

"Like Family," by Paula McLain Paula McLain's memoir of growing up in foster care Publisher: Little Brown & Company; 1st edition (March 2003) ISBN: 0316597422 Hardcover, 240... [more]

Another's Arms - Reader Contribution - Adoption Poetry

Contributed by: Bree Back and ForthTender KissSoft cheekMothers BlissSquirm and wiggleTiny toesbaby's laughterHighs and lowsRocking youSoothing meAching armsThat are emptyBitty eyesButton noseSweet... [more]

Biographical Summary: Jana Singer

reprinted from materials distributed at the symposiumJana Singer is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Maryland School of Law. She received her BA from Dartmouth... [more]

Italy Search Resources - search for birth family

For those searching in connection to adoptions of children from Italy, here are some country-specific resources that may help. FIGLI ADOTTIVI E GENITORI NATURALI Web community for Italian-born... [more]

Adoption of Orphans and Unlikely Outcome of War

Related Resources •Adopting Parents Center •Books: Adopting Internationally •International... [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]

Alabama State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Non-identifying information is available to birth parents, adopted adults age 19 or older, and adoptive parents.Obtaining Identifying Information: If either... [more]

We Opened Our Adoption (chat transcript)

Introduction We were honored to have as our guests in the adoption chat room JODY and DONNITA. Jody is the adoptive mother of (among others) two of Donnita's birth sons. These two women have... [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]

Biographical Summary: Jane Chittick

reprinted from materials distributed at the symposiumMs. Chittick began her career with the State of Tennessee within the Department of Public Welfare, moving on to serve as social counselor and... [more]

Homestudy 101: Oh, The Scrutiny!

What Is It? What You Need To Know A homestudy is required for all adoptions, except in some cases of kinship and stepparent adoptions where the requirement may be waived or simplified. A... [more]

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