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How to help Adopted Children Grieve

March 14, 2018

Dealing with grief is hard enough as an adult, but when a child grieves, it is the adult’s job to help him or her through the pain. Children grieve when friends move away, they find their goldfish floating, or after losing a ball game. For adopted children though, grieving takes on new meaning. Most adopted […]

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Foster Care a Childs Perspective

March 13, 2018

I can more than imagine the pain of losing children to foster care. As it happened to my Dad, my sister and I were the children. Our mother’s death began the spiral downward into the world of foster care . My Dad who valliantly tried, was unable to care for my sister and I , […]

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What is Operation Babylift

March 13, 2018

On April 29, 1975, American and South Vietnam authorities were extricating themselves from their 12 year failure. As Communist forces overran what little resistance remained, the foreign nationals waited to be airlifted from Saigon. Chinook helicopters stood on makeshift platforms receiving refugees for the trip to the airport and flee to safety. South Vietnamese’s elite […]

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Is it appropriate for Gay Couples to Adopt Children – Yes

March 13, 2018

It is entirely appropriate.Is it fair to deny a child loving want-to-be-parents who are actively fighting for the right to be parents? Before they even have a child, their dedication is already shining through. Our foster-care system is already over-burdened. Loving, capable parents should not be turned away. Many children these days are raised in […]

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Costs and Fees associated with Adopting a Child

March 12, 2018

Adopting a child is a complicated process, and the costs incurred include attorney fees, agency fees, and home study fees. Beyond these, there can be expenses paid to the birth mother to assist in medical costs, as well as counseling fees for both the birth mother and prospective parents. The expense of adoption can range […]

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How to Contest an Adoption

March 12, 2018

Adoption is a complex and potentially lengthy process, especially if it is being contested.  The specifics of this process will differ according to state law, but there are many stages along the way where an adoption can be challenged and potentially blocked.  The deeper it gets into the process, however, the less likely it is […]

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Gift Ideas for Adopting Parents

March 12, 2018

A baby shower’ is the traditional way to give gifts to expectant parents as they await the arrival of their child. This sentimental tradition can easily be adapted for adopting parents as well and it doesn’t matter if the expected child is a newborn, toddler or older.Let’s take a look at the possibilities! Traditional baby […]

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The Cost of Child Adoption

March 12, 2018

Adopting a child is a major life decision that should never be made lightly.  Mostly you’ll need to base your decision on the emotional and ethical matters involved with taking on this huge, but potentially very rewarding responsibility.  But it’s also important to take into account the costs you will incur by adopting a child. […]

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Older Child Adoption what you need to know

March 12, 2018

Within the last forty or so years, there have been changes in terms of children available for adoption and how adoptions are handled. In the past, children who were placed for adoption were basically placed as infants with young couples who were unable to conceive. Today, children who are available for adoption are older children […]

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How to help Adopted Children Grieve

March 12, 2018

The pain an adopted child feels is not easy. The child is most likely confused, lost and has a whole lot of mixed emotions not to mention questions. If a child is told from an early stage that he or she is adopted it is most likely easier for them to deal with the fact […]

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