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How Holidays can Effect Adopted Children

November 27, 2017

Parenting adopted children is a challenging feat, but holidays seem to be extra stressful. Hustling and bustling between family, shopping, gifts, parties, religious events and vacations can be really tense. I have a personal example of how stressful holidays can be for a newly adopted child. One year ago, my closest friend adopted M.P., a […]

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Finding the right Adoptive Family

November 26, 2017

Adoption is special in many ways. It brings together families that would otherwise not exist. It provides homes, families, and opportunities for children who need them, it provides love and joy to the adoptive parents, and it gives birth parents the ability to give their child a family who will be able to provide him/her […]

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How to Write an Adoption Reference Letter

November 26, 2017

An adoption reference letter is a character reference letter to be written by friends, family or work colleagues of the prospective parents and is an important requirement in the adoption process. Writing an adoption reference letter is a significant task and can have a substantial impact on whether or not a couple will be permitted […]

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The Challenges of Adopting an Older Child

November 26, 2017

Adopting a child of any age is very exciting but also slightly daunting, raising questions around whether the child will settle and whether as parents we have sufficient resources to be able to meet their needs which, particularly with the older child, can be complex. Older children who are available for adoption, more often than […]

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When Adoption Fails

November 26, 2017

Susan was placed with her adopted parents John and Jane when she was five years of age. At the age of eighteen months Susan was removed from her alcohol dependant mother due to being left with unsuitable carers, and showing signs of abuse and neglect. From the age of two until her placement with her […]

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The Benefits of Adoption

November 25, 2017

Adoption involves three parties the child, the birth parents and the adopters and in all cases at least two out of the three benefits from adoption, namely the child and the adopters. The birth parent can benefit but this is very dependent upon whether they have requested the adoption of their child. The Benefits for […]

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Adoption International or Domestic

November 25, 2017

Adoption is a means by which parental responsibility for a child, under the age of eighteen, is legally removed from a birth parent and granted to those who are applying to adopt the child. Once the adoption order is granted by the Court the child and adopted parents assume the same legal relationship as that […]

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Domestic Adoptions Versus International Adoptions

November 25, 2017

Adopting a child  is a long drawn out process where every step of the way is carefully monitored, and where each state has their own rules, regulations, and ways and means of adoption. If, as an example, a couple from one state wants to adopt from a different state, each state’s requirements must be met; […]

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November 25, 2017

Adopted people over the age of eighteen in the UK have the legal right to access their original birth certificates and also adoption records. They also have available to them agencies who will assist in tracing their birth family and also act as intermediaries during the process. The first step for the adoptee is to […]

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Adopting Domestically vs Adopting Overseas

November 25, 2017

When a couple decides to adopt a child to brighten their lives, they often become confused with diverse options. The first difficult decision the couple must take is whether to choose domestic or overseas adoption. Domestic adoption is when the parents and the child are from the same country, and overseas or international adoption is when the couple […]

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