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Delaware State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Non-identifying information is available to adoptive parents, adopted adults, and birth parents.Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information will... [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]

Divorce After Adoption - Practical Tips for Parents

Introduction Author's Note: This article should be not construed as advice because every family and situation is unique. There are few absolutes in parenting and many different opinions. The... [more]

California State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information

Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older and adoptive parents of adoptees younger than 18 may request non-identifying information from the adoption agency or from the... [more]

Biographical Summary: Kent Markus

reprinted from materials distributed at the symposiumSince August of 1998, Kent Markus has been a Visiting Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He also serves as... [more]

Risk in Domestic Infant Adoption

Defining Risk Legal-risk placement is defined as placement of a child in a prospective adoptive home before relinquishment papers have been signed. However, in today's world of pre-adoption... [more]

How to Open an Adoption: A Guide for Parents and Birth Parents of Minors - book review

How to Open an Adoption: A Guide for Parents and Birth Parents of Minors by Patricia Martinez Dorner Publisher: R-Squared Press, 1998, 100 pages ISBN: 0964103583 ... [more]

How to Find Adoption Search Angels

Volunteers Help With Adoption-Related Search HOW TO FIND A SEARCH ANGEL: Search angels can be found in search and support groups, on discussion boards, and in special listings like the one we have... [more]

Indiana State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: Adults may be adopted with consent of the person to be adopted.Most Relevant Indiana Statute: § 31-19-2-1 31-19-2-1. Adoption of adult; petition; venue; consent; investigation Sec. 1.... [more]

Louisiana State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: A person over the age of 17 may be adopted by a person over the age of 18, with consent of the person to be adopted, and possibly others depending on the age and status of the petitioners... [more]

Adoption and Foster Care Biographies - Orphan Trains - Adoption History

The Orphan Trains: 1854-1930 <Back to Last Page ><Full Listing > Also Known As: Baby Trains, Mercy Trains History: Between 1854 and 1930, an estimated 150,000 to 200,000... [more]

Preparing for the Arrival of Your Child - Safety - Adoption

Safety Babies to Age 2 For babies up to age 2, safety measures appear more obvious than they do for older children, but thinking about safety is equally important for all age groups. Begin... [more]

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