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Adoption Issues with Older Children

February 14, 2018

When you adopt a child, one of the issues you must decide is whether to adopt an infant or an older child.  Most adoptive parents prefer to adopt an infant, but there are pros and cons to both.  Certainly if you’re going to adopt an older child instead you’ll want to do it with eyes […]

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Open Adoption how to Organize Visits with the Biological Family

February 14, 2018

Open adoptions can be very successful and a healthy way for an adopted child to grow up.  No child has ever been harmed by being loved by too many people.  In an open adoption it is the adopted parents (referred to as parents for the remainder of the article) who control and have the final […]

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Adoption Parents Requirments

February 14, 2018

All a child needs is love, shelter, and support. However, an adoption agency requires a bit more than that. Adopting a child can be a rewarding experience, but also a highly emotionally stressful one. The very first technical step after deciding adoption is right for you is to evaluate whether or not you meet the […]

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Adoption Finger Printing why

February 14, 2018

Any victim of identity theft can tell you having the paperwork to prove you are who you say you are, doesn’t necessarily mean you are that person or that you’re being entirely honest about what you’ve done as a person. This makes the reason why finger printing is required in most adoptions pretty cut and […]

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Overview of the Adoption Background Check Process

February 14, 2018

When you apply to adopt a child, you are required to obtain a criminal records background check.  What shows up on that background check is crucial in determining if you will be approved. Understandably, prospective adoptive parents are screened very carefully.  A social worker will be assigned to write an assessment of your fitness called […]

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When is National Adoption Month

February 14, 2018

If you know a family who have adopted a child, send them happy thoughts this November in recognition of National Adoption Month. The designation was initiated in Massachusetts in 1976 as Adoption Week by then Governor Michael Dukakis. President Ronald Reagan promoted the week to national status.  President William Clinton expanded the recognition to the whole […]

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Adoption Older Child

February 13, 2018

Eighty-seven percent of all children adopted are under the age of ten. Forty-six percent of these children are under the age of six. Research shows that after age eight or nine a child has a significantly decreased chance at being adopted. It is the perception of challenges of adopting an older child that create this […]

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Adoptions Finding a Child

February 13, 2018

If you are considering the adoption of a child, how do you go about finding a child who needs the blessing of a stable, loving family?  It’s a big world out there, and there are a lot of good kids in it, but how do you begin your search?  There are a number of ways […]

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Guide to Parenting Adopted Children

February 13, 2018

Back in the 1960’s it was harder to “adopt” a white baby. Especially living in a small rural town. It appeared if one was going to adopt, it had to be the perfect white infant. However, the family you are about to learn about, felt quite the contrary to the above. They wanted to be […]

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The Challenges of Adopting an Older Child

February 13, 2018

When a person or couple decides that they want to expand their family by way of adoption, several crucial decisions have to be made.  While many seek out babies and small children, the reality is that there are a number of elementary aged to teenage children hoping to find a permanent home and family.  However, […]

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