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Foster Care Protecting the Abusers not the Abused

March 9, 2018

There are many, many times social services do not protect the abused or the abusers. In fact they fabricate stories of abuse just to get more kids or move the kids they already have. The rights of parents in this country are going down the tubes faster than an avalanche and the effects are snowballing […]

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Open Adoption how to Organize Visits with a Biological Family

March 8, 2018

Adoption used to be something that was buried in the bowels of the family history, not to be discussed or even mentioned for fear of hurt feelings or other complications, but this attitude is changing steadily. In recent times many families have a much more open attitude towards adoption and choose not only to tell […]

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Assessing Child Abuse Risk Factors

March 8, 2018

Child abuse is one of the most heinous crimes because it is perpetrated on someone who cannot fight back. A child doesn’t have the maturity to know what to do about it or how to deal with it, which makes them particularly vulnerable. Abusers are usually someone know to the child, and often are the […]

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Overview of the Adoption Background Check Process

March 8, 2018

Adopting a child is a very big undertaking.  There are many things that need to be done.  Background checks are a standard part of the process.  These are paid for by the person who is petitioning for the adoption. While each state may have additional requirements, there are federal background checks that are required in […]

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Options in Adoption

March 8, 2018

Walking along the halls of this office building, you can see photographs of smiling kids. They look as if they could jump out of their pictures and into your arms. They are children waiting waiting and waiting to be adopted. It is estimated that there are approximately 523,000 children in foster care placements. 119, 000 are waiting […]

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The Challenges of Adopting an Older Child

March 7, 2018

When you think of adoption you probably picture taking on the responsibility of the midnight feedings and diaper changes that come with a newborn. However, adoption can take place at any age and a number of children that are in the system are older, either because they have been shuffled from family member to family […]

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Why you must be Fingerprinted and get a Criminal Background Check before you can Adopt

March 7, 2018

All states now require some form of criminal background check for people seeking to adopt a child.  Most of these background checks require fingerprinting, though some states still require only a name-based background check. Purpose Of The Fingerprint Background Check The obvious purpose of these background checks is to weed out people who would be […]

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When and how should a Child be Told they are Adopted

February 18, 2018

In the past it was believed that ignorance was bliss for adopted children. Not only was it thought better for them not to be told that they were adopted; they were also denied any contact or knowledge of their birth family in many instances. Present day thinking has changed all that. In Britain children who […]

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Adopting

February 18, 2018

Going through an adoption process can be draining both financially and emotionally. Quite often the process you go through will take over a year and your entire life will be looked over with a microscope. You’ll also end up paying anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 to make the process happen, and that’s a lot of […]

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International Adoption Problems Madonnas 2006 Visit to Malawi

February 18, 2018

It was just inevitable that squabble and controversy would explode from Madonna’s visit to Malawi, the fourth poorest country in the world.Madonna arrived in Malawi on Wednesday Oct 4 2006, intent on providing close to $5 million in education and other various programs toward alleviating the dire adversity and destitution faced by the indigenous orphans. […]

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