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South Carolina State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: An adopted adult, birth parents and adoptive parents can receive information at the discretion of the CEO of the adoption agency. The age of majority is... [more]

Becoming a Foster Parent

Foster parents provide a temporary, safe home for children in crisis. They are part of the child's support, treatment, and care programs. They are partners of the child's social worker, attorney,... [more]

Reporting Adoption Fraud Scams Unethical Practices

If you think you've been defrauded, or are being approached in unethical ways concerning your adoption plans, look here for where and how to report them. Attorneys General Contact them! Listings... [more]

Hawai'i State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adoptive parents and adopted adults may receive ethnic and medical history.Obtaining Identifying Information: For adoptions finalized before January 1, 1991,... [more]

Adoption Awareness for Teachers - building classroom sensitivity to adoption

Building sensitivity in the classroom As the number of adopted children in classrooms continues to rise each year, early childhood programs must begin to educate teachers about adoption issues.... [more]

Adoption Books | Gay Dads - A Celebration of Fatherhood

Family Portraits in Words and Photos They make doctors' appointments, attend PTA meetings, and worry about good nutrition and services for their kids. They do all the things other parents do, and... [more]

Book Review - The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide - Preparing Yourself for the Search, Reunion and

"The Adoption Reunion Survival Guide" by Julie Jarrell Bailey and Lynn N. Giddens, M.A. Pros • Great "how tos" • "Reunion Aerobics" •... [more]

Adopting Parents - Child Adoption - Getting Started

Books Chat Forum Newsletter FOR RESIDENTS OF: Canada | Other Countries ... [more]

Open Adoption | Guest Expert Chat

with Guest Expert Toni Williams , manager of minority adoption programs at Spence-Chapin Openness & Adoption Studies indicate that open adoption is good for children and their families.... [more]

Learn About The Legal Process of Adoption

Adoption is a legal process that creates a new, permanent parent-child relationship where one didn't exist before. The adoption proceedings take place in court before a Judge. Adoption bestows on... [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 Homework - Back to School Resources for Teachers, Parents, and Students - Adoption Educatio

Whether it's a child's first school experience or she's a seasoned veteran, here are resources for parents, teachers, and students. Includes teachers' guides, family trees for adoptive and foster... [more]

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