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Overview on Adopted Child Syndrome

December 30, 2017

Adopted Children Syndrome is a somewhat controversial. This syndrome was studied, developed and named by psychologist Dr. David Kirschner. In about 10 percent of adopted children there appears to be a very clear pattern of problems. The child has low self esteem, is very angry, displays a lack of empathy, is argumentative, has uncontrollable outbursts, […]

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Requirements to be an Adoptive Parent

December 22, 2017

People desiring to be adoptive parents must satisfy multiple sets of requirements. First there are legal requirements, which vary from state to state. If the adoption is an international one, there may also be legal requirements imposed by a child’s country of origin. But beyond the legal issues, there are the policies of the adoption […]

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Should Adoption by those over Age 50 be Permitted – Yes

December 21, 2017

Before forming an opinion on whether a person over age 50 may be permitted to adopt a child, consider some sobering facts provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to the Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS):– 513,000 children are in foster […]

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Why Adoption in the United States is so Expensive

December 21, 2017

The cost of an adoption in the United States can vary a great deal.  When you adopt a child from the foster care system, the cost is often zero or close to it.  However, independent, private agency, and international adoptions will rarely cost less than $5,000, and can occasionally cost upwards of $40,000. Those figures […]

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How to Prepare for an Adoption Home Study

December 20, 2017

A major step in the process of adopting a child is the “homestudy.”  A homestudy is a written assessment of a prospective adoptive family, produced by an adoption agency social worker over the course of several weeks or months.  The social worker meets with the family multiple times, visits their home where the adopted child […]

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Guide to Adopting from Foster Care

December 20, 2017

Foster care is importantly different from adoption.  Whereas adoption is intended to be permanent, foster care is a temporary arrangement for children whose parents—voluntarily or involuntarily—do not have custody of them for the present, often following some form of abuse or neglect.  The children are then placed in the temporary custody of a relative, a […]

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How to Nullify an Adoption

December 20, 2017

Early this year, when a Tennessee woman returned her adopted son to Russia because of undisclosed behavior issues, the question about the permanency of adoption was one of the controversial topics of discussion. Adoption is not an easy process for adoptive parents or the child or children.  While the legal connection to birth parents is […]

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Abused and Neglected Kids Substance Abuse Kids in Foster Care

December 20, 2017

Foster care is when a child can no longer live with his or her parents and/or family due to issues of abuse and neglect. Many of the children in foster care end up in foster care because their parents are fighting mental illness, have issues with substance abuse and or have intellectual limitations. Kids come […]

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How to Choose between an Open and a Semi Closed Adoption

December 19, 2017

There is no one right choice between selecting an open or semi-closed adoption. It will depend on your family and your needs. Think long and carefully because the consequences of this decision are long lasting and far reaching. No matter what, you will be the parent of this child. An open adoption allows for much […]

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Making the Decision to Give a Child up for Adoption – Giving

December 19, 2017

Making the choice to give your child up for adoption has is a selfless act. One reason is this option gives a completely innocent child the chance to have a life, with all of the experiences he or she more than likely would not have, considering the alternative is more often than not abortion. Another […]

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