Featured Adoption Articles from Adopting.org

LifeBooks

What is a LifeBook? A LifeBook is a simple, truthful story written through the child's eyes. It is a record of the child's life from birth that uses words, photos, the child's artwork, and... [more]

Birth Bonds by Karen Joiner-Brown - Adoption Poetry - Guest Contributor

by Karen Joiner-Brown As leaf to tree, as flower to bee, as cloud to sky and rain.Like foot to toe, and face to nose, and person to a name.Together these, like fish to sea, forever will belong.Just... [more]

Adopting a Substance-Exposed Child

Prenatal exposures to drugs, alcohol, and other substances can be encountered in all types of adoption: infant or older child; domestic or international; public, private, or independent. As you... [more]

Adopting Parents - Child Adoption - Resources

Books Chat Forum Newsletter FOR RESIDENTS OF: Canada | Other Countries back to Adopting Parents Center Adoption Resources (State) ... [more]

Guest Author - Beth O'Malley, M.Ed

Articles Helpful Tips for the Adoptive Grandparent LifeBooks: Every Adopted Child Needs One LifeBooks and Lip Smacking Stories Waiting Families & LifeBooks ... [more]

The Language of Gifts

On an adoption listserve I am on, a friend of mine recently announced the arrival of her daughter. She was fortunate to be present for the birth, and wrote about the emotional moments she shared with... [more]

Idaho State Laws - Adopting an Adult

Summary: Adults may be adopted where a parental-type relationship has previously existed, with consent of the person to be adopted and spouse (if married).Most Relevant Idaho Statute: §... [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]

True Stories of Adoption Fraud

These stories od adoption fraud are intended to serve as a learning experience, to help build awareness of ethical and unethical practices.Adoption Consultants Charged With Fraud Two New York women... [more]

Mother of Mine! - Adoption Poetry

by littlebean DID EVER SOMEONE TELL YOU TO BE STRONG?DID THEY SAY SEEING IS BELIEVING, LOOK NO FURTHER THEN TO YOURSELF,A MOTHER WILL BE THERE NO MATTER WHAT, IT'S UP TO YOU TO POINT THEM... [more]

Adopting Parents - Child Adoption - Getting Started

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

Adoption Expert Chat Transcript - Adoption and Your Child's Teachers

with Rita Taddonio, CSW Director of SPARK (Child Development program) at Spence-Chapin Opening Remarks America's understanding of adoption has changed from one of secrecy and denial to... [more]

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