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Adoption Announcement - Adoption Announcement that Would Work Great for an Older Child Adoption
Adoption announcements for older child adoptions are very difficult to find. Here are the instructions on how to make an adoption announcement that would work great for an older child adoption. Page 3.

Adoption Announcement - Adoption Announcement that Would Work Great for an Older Child Adoption
Adoption announcements for older child adoptions are very difficult to find. Here are the instructions on how to make an adoption announcement that would work great for an older child adoption. Page 4.

Adoption Announcement - Adoption Announcement that Would Work Great for an Older Child Adoption
Adoption announcements for older child adoptions are very difficult to find. Here are the instructions on how to make an adoption announcement that would work great for an older child adoption. Page 5.

What Is the Foster Care System
What is the foster care system and what does it mean when a child enters the system?

Changes for Russian Adoptions
Current problems with Russian adoptions fueled by murders of adopted Russian children have brought changes in international adoption procedures. Page 2.

Ukraine Adoption - Adoption Referral - Ukraine Adoption Referral
What is the waiting time line for an adoption referral in the Ukraine. Page 6.

Adoption Travel - International Adoption - Ukraine Adoption
Travel time for an Ukraine Adoption. Page 7.

Ukraine Adoption - Waiting Children of the Ukraine - Ukraine Adoption
Who are the waiting children of Ukraine? What ages of children are in orphanages awaiting new adoptive families? Page 5.

A New Family Through Adoption - International Adoption - Ukraine Adoption
The final step in any adoption is the fact that you are now a new family! Page 8.

Adoption Home Study - International Adoption
A big step in the international adoption journey - the home study. Page 2.

Form I-600A - International Adoption - Ukraine adoption
The I-600A form - the first form to be completed for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. Page 3.

Adoption Dossier - International Adoption
A step in an international adoption process - every adoption requires a dossier. Page 4.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 10.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 2.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 3.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 4.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 5.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 6.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 7.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 8.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights. Page 9.

Will Children Raised in Homosexual Households Become Gay? - Gay Parenting Myths and Issues
Is homosexuality a nature or nurture issue? Learn more about gay parenting issues, myths, and concerns.

Adoption & Foster Care Community, Stay Involved on the Adoption & Foster Care Web site through Adoption Forums, Free Adoption Newsletters
Adoption & Foster Care Web site on About.com offers a variety of ways for those in the adoption and foster care community to stay involved and interact online. Free adoption forum access as well as adoption newsletters are just a start.

Christmas Movies - Elf - Heidi - Little Drummer Boy - Nester the Long Eared Donkey - Holiday Movies - Adoption Themed Movies
Looking for a Christmas movie with an adoption theme? Here are a few movies for Christmas that will meet your needs.

Adoption Blog - Various Adoptive Parents Share Their Adoptive Parenting Woe in Their Adoption Blog
Find my picks for the top adoptive parent blog. Whether adopting internationally, domestically, or special needs - these families have a story to share - and they do - in their blog.

Adoption Blog - Adoptees Share Their Feelings Through an Adoption Blog
Adoptees share personal feelings about their adopted lives through their adoption blog. Find a listing of top adoption blogs written by adoptees. Get the other side of an adoption story - read an adoption blog.

Adoption Blog - Birth Parents Share their Feelings about Adoption in their Adoption Blog
Many parents enjoy sharing their adoption story through an adoption blog. Birth parents are no different. Here is a listing of top birth parent adoption blogs. Get the other side of the adoption journey - read a birth parent's adoption blog.

First Few Weeks Home with a Foster Child - Foster Parenting a New Foster Child
One of the most often asked questions I get hit with after teaching a new batch of foster and adoptive parents is,

Adoption Blog - Various Adoptive Parents Share Their Adoptive Parenting Woe in Their Adoption Blog
Find my picks for the top adoptive parent blog. Whether adopting internationally, domestically, or special needs - these families have a story to share - and they do - in their blog.

Printable Worksheets - Foster Care Printable Worksheets for Foster Children and Foster Parents
Free foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 4.

Printable Worksheets - Foster Care Printable Worksheets for Foster Children and Foster Parents
Free foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 7.

Incident Report Form - Incident Report Form for Foster and Adoptive Parents
Example of an incident report form for foster and adoptive parents. Use this incident report form when attempting effective written documentation for foster or adoptive record keeping. Page 8.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 2.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 13.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 9.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 11.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 6.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 4.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 15.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 5.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 10.

Printable Worksheets - Foster Care Printable Worksheets for Foster Children and Foster Parents
Free foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 2.

Printable Worksheets - Foster Care Printable Worksheets for Foster Children and Foster Parents
Free foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 5.

Printable Worksheets - Foster Care Printable Worksheets for Foster Children and Foster Parents
Free foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 6.

Printable Worksheets - Foster Care Printable Worksheets for Foster Children and Foster Parents
Free foster care printable worksheets for foster parents. It's helpful to keep track of different foster care information with printable worksheets. Page 3.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. . Page 12.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 14.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. . Page 7.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 8.

Guatemalan Orphanage - Guatemalan Adoption - Guatemalan Mission - Guatemalan Adoption
Mom's on a Mission visit Guatemalan orphanage to do mission work. Page 3.

Guatemalan Orphanages - A Mission Trip to a Guatemalan Orphanage
Images from MOM's trip to a Guatemalan orphanage in 2005. Many of the Mom's have completed Guatemalan adoptions. They enjoy visiting different orphanages in order to make a difference for the children who are waiting for adoption.

Guatemalan Orphanages - A Mission Trip to a Guatemalan Orphanage
Images from MOM's trip to a Guatemalan orphanage in 2005. Many of the Mom's have completed Guatemalan adoptions. They enjoy visiting different orphanages in order to make a difference for the children who are waiting for adoption.

PBS KIDS GO! Arthur - International Adoption - Talking with Kids About Adoption
Review over an episode of the children's show Arthur, where his friend, Binky, is about to get a baby sister from China.

Adoption Movie Juno Review - Movie Juno Has an Adoption Theme - Oscar Nominated Movie Juno Deals with Adoption Issues and Teen Pregnancy
Oscar nominated movie

Disney's Snow Dogs - Adoption Theme Movie Review - Disney's Snow Dogs
Disney's movie,

Post Adoption Reports - How to Write a Post Adoption Report - International Adoption
How to write a post adoption report. Post adoption reports are mainly required after an international adoption.

How to Prepare Yourself to Talk About Adoption - Child Adoption
Different ways to learn about adoption and avenues for talking about adoption issues.

Adoption Mystique Book Review - Adoption Issues - Adoption Open Records
The Adoption Mystique, as the dust jacket states, is a

Being Adopted - Adoptive Parenting - About Adoption
7-year-old Stephanie shares her adoption in a simple short story. This is one of the most honest adoption stories I've read. In her innocent way she focuses not only on the joy of her adoptive parents and the love they have for her, but of the grief and loss of her birth mother.

Coffe Can Kid Review - Children's Book Review - Adoption Books


Finding the Right Spot - Foster Care Books - Foster Parenting


In My Heart - Children's Book Review
Adoption themed book,

Let's Talk About it Adoption - Adoption Book - Fred Rogers - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
A gentle picture book about the subject of adoption. The book advocates open communication and the sharing of feelings.

Letters and Reflections to My Adopted Daughters - Book Review - Adoption - Adoptive Fathers
A compilation of letters John Newton, writer of the hymn

Maybe Days - Book for Children in Foster Care - Book Review - Foster Care - Foster Parenting
A book review. This book is about feelings and experiences that children in foster care endure; a great tool for foster parents or other adults to read with foster children.

Megan's Birthday Tree - Adoption Children's Books - Open Adoption - Adoption Books
A review of

I Miss My Foster Parents - Children's Book Review - Foster Care Adoption - Foster Parenting
A sweet story written by a child who was adopted from the foster care system. Here he shares the fears he had about leaving his foster home to move in with a new adoptive family. A great foster care adoption book for children.

Children's Book Review - Nikolai The Only Bear
A beautiful book about a Russian adoption through the eyes of a teddy bear.

My Mei Mei - Adoption Children's Book Review - Adoption Books - My Mei Mei - Ed Young
Antonia has wished for a little sister for a long time. When her wish finally comes true will Ananda live up to Antonia's expectations? Based on a true story,

Adoption Book Review - Post Adoption Blues - Adoption Book Review - Post Adoption Blues
A wonderful adoption book for every adoptive family to own. Guess what? You're not crazy! A lot of adoptive parents have these same feelings. Learn more within the pages of this adoption book

Foster Care Themed Young Adult Book - Returnable Girl
Pamela Lowell, a family therapist is inspired by her work.

Adoption Book Review: Risk and Promise - International Adoption Information - Adoption Book Review
An adoption book review over a resource that may not just be for those interested in international adoption. This adoption book could also be helpful to those adopting domestically as well. Learn how to interpret information that comes in adoption referrals and make an informed decision on adoption. Learn about the different disorders and risk factors that afflict waiting children and what needs the children may have in their new homes.

Santa's Stray - Book Review - Christmas Book - Christmas Children's Book
Santa's Stray is the touching story of a stray cat who loves children and looks over them. Santa takes in the cat as his own to help him know the children better as the cat seems to be able to look into a child's heart and tell if they are happy, safe, or lonely.

Adoption Book Review - Shaoey and Dot - Book Review - International Adoption Book Review
Adoption book review of

A Simple Brown Leaf - Children's Book Review - A Simple Brown Leaf
A beautiful story of life changes and how we are all needed.

The Star - Foster Parenting - Children's Book Review


The Visit - Foster Children - Foster Care - Foster Parenting
Short book written by a child who experienced foster care for three years before being adopted. She still remains in contact with her birth siblings through visits.

What Is Adoption? - Adoption Book Review - Children's Adoption Book - What Is Adoption?


Sunfluer's Jewelry Designs - Adoption Jewelry - Adoption Is Love - In My Heart - Adoption Gifts
Beautiful handmade jewelry that send special heart felt messages about adoption. Jewelry with Russian adoption or China adoption themes available as well as custom designs.

Respite Foster Care Packet - A Respite Foster Care Packet Is Part of a Properly Planned Respite Weekend
Instructions on how to make a packet of information that you can send with foster children when they go on respite weekends.

When I Met You - International Adoption - Russian Adoption
A Russian adoption story that embraces life in Russia as well as in the adoptive home. Beautifully illustrated with a short glossary of Russian words at the end.

Because of Winn-Dixie - Book Review of Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie


WISE Up Powerbook - Talking About Adoption - Talking About Adoption With Children - Handling Rude Thoughtless Annoying Questions
A great book for kids and parents to read together. W.I.S.E. Up the Owl will lead your child through simple lessons and teach him/her how to handle the rude, annoying, and thoughtless questions that other kids sometimes ask. Empower your children with W.I.S.E. Up.

Give an Adoption Gift of a Russian Cookbook
A beautiful Russian cookbook that would make a wonderful adoption gift and all precedes go to benefit those left behind in Eastern European orphanages.

You're Not My Real Mother - Adoption Book Review - Interracial Adoption - International Adoption Book Review
When a little girl announces that she knows her mother is not her REAL mother, an adoptive mom thinks on her feet and comes up with a loving answer. An adoption book review of a wonderful children's book.

Adoption Gift - Tangled Hearts Necklace - Adoption Jewelry
A beautiful necklace that would make a great gift for any member of the adoption triad. The net proceeds go to a charity that supports children who age out of the foster care system. The fund is administered by the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA).

Adoption Announcement - An Adoption Announcement Perfect for an Older Child or International Adoption Announcement
A cute and easy to make adoption announcement. This adoption announcement would work for an older child or internationally adopted child.

Double Handprint Turkey - Thanksgiving Gift - Handmade Gift - Thanksgiving Craft
Cute and fun turkey with double handprint cutouts for tail feathers featuring the thumbs as feet. A great Thanksgiving craft.

Adoption Cards - Adoption Art - Adoption Gifts - Foot Print Chick - Foster Care Art - Foster Care Gift
Create a cute foot chick with the print of your child's foot. Perfect gift for a birth parent in an adoption or foster care situation.

Halloween Craft Idea Foot Print Ghosts
A cute Halloween craft idea which may also make a great gift for birth moms. A foot print ghost is easy and a way to preserve a bit of a child's childhood.

Adoption Gift - Adoption Art - Birth Mother Gift - Hand Print Flower - Foster Care Gift - Hand Print - Adoption Gift
Create a cute hand print flower as a gift to a birth mother in an adoption or foster care situation.

Adoption Art - Adoption Gifts - Birth Mother Gifts - Mother's Day Gifts - Adoption
A cute gift for mom on mother's day. A large hand print flower featuring the child's portrait as the center of the flower.

Hand Print Hearts - Adoption Gifts - Birth Mothers Gift - Adoption Gift
Hand print hearts are a cute way to decorate any card and make a great gift for birth mothers.

Hand Print Lillies - Adoption Gift - Birthmother Gift - Birth Mom Gift - Hand Prints
Hand print Lily bouquet to brighten spring decor for that special someone.

Handprint Turkey - Thanksgiving Gift - Handmade Gift - Thanksgiving Craft
Cute and fun turkey with handprint cutouts for tail feathers. A great Thanksgiving craft.

Adoption Cards - Reindeer - Christmas Craft - Adoption Gift
This cute Rudolph will surely brighten up any dull winter day. Have fun with this activity.

Adoption Gift - About Adoption - Mother's Day Gift - Birthmother's Day Gift
A wonderful gift to give a birthmom in a foster or adoptive situation.

International Adoption - How to Complete an International Adoption from a Hague Convention Country
The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption is an international adoption agreement between participating countries on best adoption procedures. The Hague Convention of Intercountry Adoption applies to approximately 75 countries. If you are choosing to complete an international adoption from one of these countries, please see the following international adoption process.

Changes for Russian Adoptions
Current problems with Russian adoptions fueled by murders of adopted Russian children have brought changes in international adoption procedures.

Tangled Hearts Book - Adoption Books - Adoption Gifts
A story that travels different paths to tell. The first focuses on the mother-to-be and her journey toward placing her baby girl with adoptive parents. Another path about the adoptive family and still another about the baby's need to have answers as she matures.

Handprint Turkey - Thanksgiving Gift - Handmade Gift - Thanksgiving Craft
Cute and fun turkey with handprint cutouts for tail feathers. A great Thanksgiving craft. This one is easily and quickly made.

2007 a Year in Review - Adoption News - Foster Care News - 2007 Year in Review and Lots of Celebrity Adoption News
2007 was another very busy year for adoption and foster care news and events, from Madonna's celebrity adoption controversy to the USA ratifying the Hague Treaty. There was a lot happening and lots to debate.

2008 a Year in Review - Foster Care News - 2008 Year in Review and Lots of Celebrity Adoption News
2008 was another very busy year for adoption and foster care news and events, from Madonna's celebrity adoption controversy to the USA ratifying the Hague Treaty. There was a lot happening and lots to debate.

Adoption Triad Triangle - Adoption Plane - Adoption Reunion - Adoption Relationships
The three main groups of adoption are usually represented by a triangle. Two adoptees change up this idea with the introduction of the adoption plane.

All About Open Adoption Records - Adoptee Rights to Open Adoption Records
The dangers of when one group speaks out for another. Birth mothers who have placed their children for adoption speak out for open adoption records.

Adopting in Wisconsin
Adoption information needed for adopting in Wisconsin.

Adoption-Friendly Workplaces - Adoption Benefits for Employees May Help More Children Find Forever Homes
The Adoption-Friendly Workplace is a program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. It promotes and encourages companies to offer adoption benefits to employees.

Amanda Dees - Adoption Poetry - Adoption Poems - Adoptee Reunion
Amanda Dees shares a poem she wrote when she was 9 years old, after meeting her birth mother.

Christina Bosemark - Guest Author - Bilingual - Christina Bosemark
Christina Bosemark founder and director of the Multilingual Children's Association, has written several articles for About Adoption and Foster Care. Christina Bosemark has a lot of practical advice for second language acquisition for internationally adopting parents.

Guest Authors - Contributing Authors to About Adoption - Adoption Plane - Adoption Reunion
Contributing authors and adoptees Dan and Chris share their work with us on About Adoption & Foster Care.

Debbie Hutson - Guest Author - Adoption Poems - Adoption Poetry
Poetry written while adoptive mothers wait for the adoption of their little ones.

Jan Baker - Contributing Author - About Adoption - Jan Baker
Contributing author, Jan Baker's, biography.

Keith Thompson - Foster Parent - Contributing Author - About Adoption - About Foster Care
Keith Thompson is a 17 year veteran of foster parenting. He shares with us his thoughts on parenting the abused children of the system.

Loretta Love Huff - Adoptee Reunion Stories - Adoption Stories
Loretta Love Huff shares her happy adoption reunion story with About Adoption.

Lucille Carroll - Contributing Author - Guest Author
Profile of contributing author Lucille Carroll.

Mahisha Dellinger and Curly Hair - Founder of Curls Mahisha Dellinger Teaches Black Hair Care for Curly Hair
Mahisha Dellinger, founder of Curls, shares with the readers of About Adoption and Foster Care information on naturally curly hair. Learn about black hair care and mutli-ethnic hair care with Mahisha Dellinger, an expert in curly hair.

Mardie Caldwell - Let's Talk About Adoption - Adoption Step by Step - Adoption Information
Mardie Caldwell is a guest author on About Adoption & Foster Care. Learn more about this award winning author.

Mary Anne Cohen - Contributing Author for About Adoption - Adoption Rights - Adoptee Rights
A birth mother speaks out about the rights of adoptees and the separation of adoption and reproductive rights.

Ron Schutt - Contributing Poet - Adoption Poetry - Adoption Poem - Foster Care Poem
Ron Schutt is a contributing author and poet for About Adoption and Foster Care. He has written a poem about a child's trauma moving from home to home within the foster care system.

Michele Cervone Scott - Guest Author - Adoptive Poems - Adoption Poetry
Adoption poems written by Michele Cervone Scott while waiting for the adoption of her child from Russia.

Adoption Guest Author - Terri Enbourge - The Wall - Open Adoption
Terri Enbourge is the author of the very popular article,

Contributing Author - Terri Rimmer - Guest Writer
Biography of contributing author, Terri Rimmer. Birth mom and past resident of a group home - Terri brings a lot to the table when it comes to discussing adoption and foster care issues.

Guest Author - Tom Fisher - Adoption Poems
Adoption poems and other works by Tom Fisher.

International Adoption - Cultural Magazines Can Help with International Adoption Parenting
International adoption parenting resources can be found in cultural magazines. Find a listing of magazines that reflect different cultures throughout the world. Great for international adoptive families or interracial families. Celebrate your differences!

Your Family - Your Family History and DNA Testing a Searching Adoptee Shares His Thoughts
How would DNA testing answer questions about your family? An adoptee shares his thoughts on using DNA testing to answer some of his life-long questions. DNA testing can answer some questions about your family history, even after a failed adoption search.

Foster Care Stats - Statistics on Foster Care and Adoption in the US for Year 2003 - Foster Care Stats
Statistics on foster care and adoption within the United States for the year 2003.

2002 Foster Care Statistics - Foster Care Statistics and Adoption Statistics for the United States in 2002
Foster care statistics and adoption statistics for the United States in 2002. Learn more interesting foster care statistics and adoption statistics for 2002 in the United States.

Adoption Search Angel Rules
Adoption search angels work for free to help adoptees and birth families that are seperated by adoption to reunite. There are some things to be aware of before working with an adoption search angel.

Search Angel for Michigan - Julianne
Adoption searches may be made easier in Michigan with an adoption search angel.

United States Search Angle - Diane
Adoption Search Volunteer willing to work with adoptees and their birth families for family reunions. Adoption searches may be made easier with an adoption search angel.

California Adoption Search Angle - Karen
Adoption Search Volunteer willing to work with adoptees and their birth families in Southern California for family reunions.

Wisconsin Adoption Search Angel - Paul and Leslie
Adoption Search Volunteers willing to work with adoptees and their birth families for family reunions in Wisconsin. Adoption searches may be made easier with an adoption search angel.

Gay Family - Legal Issues for the Gay and Lesbian Family
There are many legal issues that plague the gay and lesbian family. The first step before deciding on adding to your family is to know where gay adoption is legal. Are you wanting to know more about the legal issues facing your gay or lesbian family?

Gay Adoption FAQ's - Lesbian Adoption - Gay Adoption Frequently Asked Questions
Some frequently asked questions about gay adoptions. Gay adoption myths, issues, and concerns addressed.

Adoption Search Angel Qualifications
What a volunteer Adoption Search Angel needs to be successful. Information on tools and personality traits needed to help others find birth family seperated by adoption. Do you wish to be an Adoption Search Angel?

How to Start a Search With an Adoption Search Angel
Have information and you need help with an adoption search? Then submit your information to one of our Adoption Search Angels here at About Adoption & Foster Care on About.com.

Adoption Reunions May Occur With the Help from a Nevada and Arizona Adoption Search Angel
Adoption Search Volunteer willing to work with adoptees and their birth families from Nevada and Arizona for family reunions.

Adoption Search Angel for Parts of Indiana
Contact this available adoption search angel if you are needing help finding someone in Indiana.

Adoption Reunions May Occur With the Help of an Adoption Search Angel in New Zealand
Adoption search angel to help with New Zealand searches.

Adoption Reunions May Occur With the Help from an Ohio Adoption Search Angel
Adoption Search Volunteer willing to work with adoptees and their Ohio birth families for family reunions.

Birth Father-Putative Father Registry-Birth Father
Information on the Putative Father Registry of Massachusetts.

Birth Father-Putative Father Registry-Birth Father
Information on the Putative Father Registry of New Mexico.

Birth Father-Putative Father Registry-Birth Father
Information on the Putative Father Registry of New York.

Child Murder Cases - Russian Child Murder Cases Have Had a Big Impact on Russian Adoption
There have been several child murder cases of adopted children from Russia. Adoptive parents have snapped and their Russian adopted children murdered. Here are the quick facts on these chilling child murder cases.

Adoption Frequently Asked Questions - Adoption Questions
A grouping of adoption and foster care FAQ's.

Adoption Quizzes - Famous adoptees - birth parents - celebrity adoptive parents
A growing collection of quizzes that are just for fun and learning!

Adoption Blogs - Learn More about Adoption Through Adoption Blogs
Find the best adoption blogs from adoptive parents to birth parent adoption blogs. Gain a different perspective by reading adoption blogs.

Adoption and Foster Care Magazines - Adoption Magazine for the Adoptive and Foster Care Family
Looking to further your adoption education? How about subscribing to a magazine that focuses on adoption or foster care issues? There are several to choose from...some even for the kids.

Adoption Magazines - Online
Looking for further adoption resources for news and information that can be found online? Here is a reference for you!

Birth Father-Putative Father Registry-Birth Father
Information on the Putative Father Registry of Virginia.

Russian Murder Cases of Children Have Been by an Adoptive Parent
The number of Russian children murder cases by adoptive parents continue to rise. There have been 16 cases of adopted children from Russia being murdered by their adoptive parents. Here are the quick facts on these chilling cases.

Olympic Athlete - Aaron Parchem Is an Olympian Adoptee and a Famous Olympic Athlete
This Olympic athlete is also an adoptee. Get some quick facts on Aaron Parchem, Olympian adoptee and Olympic athlete.

Angelina Jolie - Famous Adoptive Parents - Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie Relationship with Brad Pitt
Information on famous adoptive parent, Angelina Jolie. Not only is she a popular film star, but a humanitarian who does good work across the globe to help make life better for children. Angelina Jolie is also in a relationship with Brad Pitt, they have a child together.

Brad Pitt - Bradgelina - Brad Pitt Is an Adoptive Father - Famous Adoptive Parent
Learn more about Brad Pitt is also a famous adoptive parent.

John McCain - Presidential Election 2008 Senator John McCain Is an Adoptive Parent
Senator John McCain and Presidential election candidate for 2008 is an adoptive parent. Learn more about John McCain and the adoption of his youngest daughter.

Famous Adoptive Parent - Meg Ryan - Child Adoption - China Adoption - Dennis Quad
Actress Meg Rayn adopts a little girl from China.

Olympic Athlete - Reese Hoffa Is an Olympian Adoptee and a Famous Olympic Athlete
Olympic athlete, Reese Hoffa is off to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Olympic Athlete - Toby Dawson Is a Famous Olympian Adoptee and an Olympic Athlete
Olympic athlete, Toby Dawson uses his Olympic win to aid in his adoption search for his birth parents. Get some quick facts on Toby Dawson, Olympian adoptee amd Olympic athlete.

New Orleans Saints Scott Fujita - New Orleans Saints Scott Fujita Is a Famous Adoptee
New Orleans Saints, Scott Fujita is a famous adoptee. Learn more about New Orleans Saints Scott Fujita's adoption story.

Olympic Athlete - Adrian Dodson Is a Famous Olympian Adoptee and an Olympic Ahtlete
Olympic athlete, Adrian Dodson is an Olympic boxer. This Olympic athlete was also adopted.

Olympic Athlete - Ashia Hansen Is an Olympic Athlete and a Famous Adoptee
Olympic athlete, Ashia Hansen is a triple jump Olympian. Adopted as a young child from the US, she grew up in the UK. Learn more about this Olympic athlete.

Olympic Athlete - Caitlin Carruthers Is an Olympic Athlete and a Famous Adoptee
Olympic athlete, Caitlin Carruthers, was adopted in 1962. She and her brother are Olympic silver medalists. Learn more about this Olympic athlete.

Olympic Athlete - George Scott Is an Olympic Athlete and a Famous Adoptee
Olympic athlete, George Scott is an adoptee. Learn more about this Olympic athlete.

Olympic Athlete - Greg Louganis Is an Olympian Adoptee and a Famous Olympic Athlete
Greg Louganis, Olympic athlete is a diver and gold medal winner in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics. This Olympic athlete is also an adoptee.

Olympic Athlete - Jamie Baulch Is an Olympian Adoptee and a Famous Olympic Athlete
This Olympian adoptee, Jamie Baulch is a great Olympic athlete. Learn some fun facts on this Olympic athlete.

Olympic Athlete - Peter Carruthers Is an Olympic Athlete and a Famous Adoptee
Olympic athlete, Peter Carruthers was adopted in 1960. He is a 1984 Olympic silver medalist. Learn more about this Olympic athlete.

Olympic Athlete - Scott Hamilton Is an Olympic Athlete and a Famous Adoptee
Olympic athlete, Scott Hamilton was adopted as an infant. He is an Olympic gold medalist and a cancer survivor. He is someone to look up to as he has beat many odds to be where he is today. Learn more about this Olympic athlete.

Olympic Athlete - Surya Bonaly Is an Olympic Athlete and a Famous Adoptee
Olympic athlete, Surya Bonaly, a French Olympic skater was adopted at a young age. Learn more about this famous Olympic athlete.

FAQ's About Conset to Adoption - Conset to Adoption FAQ's
Find basic information on consent to adoptions. Learn more about consents.

What are some FAQ's regarding Adoptiong Home Studies? - Learn More About Adoption Home Studies
What are the most common questions asked about adoption home studies? How can you prepare for your adoption home study?

Celebrating Mother's or Birthmother's Day - Adoption Gifts - Mother's Day
Views from birthmoms and adoptive moms on the importance of birth mother's day. Find ideas for celebration and honoring birth mothers everywhere on the Saturday before Mother's Day - Birth Mother's Day.

The National Foster Parent Association or NFPA Speaks Out for America's Foster Families
The National Foster Parent Association or NFPA advocates for foster children and foster families. Learn more about this great organization.

Vermont Foster Care
Vermont foster care information and regulations.

Foster Care in the State of Virginia
Learn how to contact those who can help you become a licensed foster parent in the State of Virginia.

What Are Love Languages?
Utilizing the five love languages may be a wonderful way to build attachment and bonding within your newly adoptive or foster family.

Foster Care in Wisconsin
Learn more about providing foster care in the State of Wisconsin.

Foster Care in the State of Washington
Learn more about foster care in the state of Washington.

State of West Virginia Foster Care
Learn more about foster care in West Virginia.

Foster Care in the State of Wyoming
Learn more about providing foster care in the State of Wyoming.

Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wished Their Adoptive Parents Knew
An overview of the first book being read by the About Adoption Book Club.

Adoption Search Angels of Guam
Adoption Search Angel of Guam. Adoption / Foster Care.

Celebrate Holidays with Foster Children
Here are 8 ideas of things to get done with your foster children before Christmas gets here.

Adoption Reunion Can Be Made Possible Through a DNA Test
DNA testing is another way that family members are finding each other. Learn more about this adoption search option.

What Is The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act?
Information and goals of The Adoption and Child Welfare Act of 1980. Public Law 96-272 brought about major changes to help children and families remain strong and intact.

What Is the Adoption and Safe Families Act?
Information and goals of The Adoption and Safe Families Act(ASFA). PL 105-89, strengthened and enhanced the goals of the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980.

Fathers Rights - Protect Fathers Rights by Preventing Your Infant from Being Adopted Without Your Consent
Information on fathers rights to either prevent an adoption in order to parent a child, or be a part of the adoption process. The rights of fathers are often neglected, here are some practical steps to take in order to protect fathers rights.

Year in Review - Looking Back on 2009 a Year in Review
It's fun to look back on the year in review, because it was another very busy year for adoption and foster care news and events. Lets take a moment to look back on 2009, a year in review.

It's Never too Early for Creating a Life Book
Thoughts on why it's a good idea to start creating a lifebook for babies and toddlers.

My Foster Care Journey - Lifebooks - Foster Care - Foster Parenting - Lifebooks
Review of Beth O'Malley's newest lifebook. Written in a simple fill in the blank style for children up to age 8. This lifebook would be a great gift to a foster family.

Last Chance Texaco - Foster Care - Book Review - Group Homes - Last Chance Texaco
A twelve-year-old's review of a new book out about teens living in a group home known as The Last Chance Texaco. Find out why this group home is some teens Last Chance Texaco.

The Last Chance Texaco - Brent Hartinger- The Last Chance Texaco - Brent Hartinger
Lucy joins a new group home, also known as

For When I'm Famous - Lifebook - Adoption - Foster Care - Lifebook - Foster Parenting
Beth O'Malley's newest lifebook for teens in foster care. This lifebook is in an easy to do fill in the blank style. Perfect gift for a foster child.

Birth Certificate Number - Where Do I Find the State and Local Numbers on My Birth Certificate?
If you are an adoptee searching for your birth family, your adoption search angel may request numbers off of your birth certificate. Learn why a birth certificate number is important during an adoption search.

Find Birth Parents - A Quick Tip Is to Write Everything You Know to Find Birth Parents
Unfortunately many seeking to find birth parents discount some information thinking it's not important. Remember that every detail counts when trying to find birth parents.

Adopting Older Children - Establishing Yourself as an Adoptive Parent with Older Child Adoption
When adopting an older child, establishing yourself as a parent can be a daunting task, especially if you are a first time parent or a younger person. Here are some tips to help.

Placed for Adoption - What Does the Term Placed for Adoption Mean in the Adoption Community
The term placed for adoption is part of positive adoption language. This means that the term placed for adoption is not as offensive as other terms usually used when speaking about a child that has been adopted.

What Is an Adoption Search?
What does it mean when someone is conducting an adoption search?

Adoption Records - What Information Can Be Found in An Adoptee's Adoption Records
What is meant by the term adoption records. Learn more about what is included in an adoptee's adoption records.

Amended Birth Certificate - What Is the Difference Between an Amended and Original Birth Certificate
What is the difference between an amended birth certificate and an original birth certificate?

Original Birth Certificate - What Is an Original Birth Certificate
What is an original birth certificate?

Tips to Prepare Foster or Adopted Children for Sleepovers
Sleepovers are a normal part of the growing-up experience and part of being a foster parent is helping foster children recapture some of these normal experiences. Here are a few ideas to help you and your child manage sleepovers and feel like they are a part of the group.

Purchase of Service - What Is a Purchase of Service When it Comes to Adoption?
Another way to afford an adoption is through purchase of service. Purchase of service is an agreement between the child's and adoptive family's adoption agencies.

Consent to Adoption - Definition of Consent to Adoption
What is a consent to adoption? Who can give an adoption consent?

Special Needs Adoption - Adopting of a Speical Needs Child or Infant
A definition of what it means when a child or infant is termed special needs and is adopted. There are many special needs children waiting for an adoptive home.

Step Parent Adoption - Stepparent Adoption
Definition of step parent adoption. Also known as stepparent adoption.

Gestational Surrogacy - Surrogacy Options
What are the different options within surrogacy?

Intended Parents - Surrogacy Options - Surrogate
What does the term intended parents mean?

Prospective Parent - Surrogacy - Adoption - About Adoption
What does the term prospective parent mean?

Surrogate Mother - Surrogacy Options
What is a surrogate mother? Adoption / Foster Care.

Traditional Surrogacy - Definition - Surrogacy Options
What is the difference between the different options within surrogacy?

A Definition for the Term Biological Parent
Learn the quick definition of the word biological parent.

Ukraine Adoptions - How to Adopt From the Ukraine - Ukraine Adoptions
A walk through the process of Ukraine adoptions. Learn about the waiting children, travel times, home study process, and the general requirements of a Ukraine adoption.

Adoption Registry - State Adoption Registry Helps Facilitate Adoption Reunions
There are numerous adoption registries online. What is the purpose of an adoption registry?

Hague Convention - What Is the Hague Convention
What is the Hague Convention? How does the Hague Convention protect children?

Adoptive Parents and Foster Parents Teach Children How to Handle Bullies at School and in the Community
Bullying is an adoption and foster care issue as many experts find that common causes of bullying are rooted in diversity: racial differences, differences in family formation/structure, perceived sexual orientation, learning disabilities, and religious differences. Many adoptions and foster care situations cross cultural and racial lines. Get great tips to stop bullying now.

African American or Biracial Child’s Hair - African American Hair Care Tips - Brush Recommendations
Learn how to care for African American hair. Simple steps to African American hair care.

Caring for Your African American or Biracial Child’s Hair - African American Hair Care Tips
Learn how to care for African American hair. Simple steps to African American hair care.

Step by Step Guide to Raising Children with a Second Language - Bilingual Children - Second Language Learning
Step-by-step guide on how to raise a bilingual child. In international adoptions we are faced with the need to help our children maintain some sort of tie to their birth country. Helping the children acquire or maintain their second language is one way to meet this need.

Child Safety Issues - Foster Child Safety Issues to Keep in Mind
Many foster children often lack training and guidance in child safety matters that most of us learned before the age of five. Here are the top child safety issues that we have ran into as foster parents.

The 5 Languages of Love Includes Quality Time
Quality Time is one of the 5 Languages of Love by Dr. Gary Chapman.

Parenting with the Love Language - Receiving Gifts
Ideas on how to show love to your foster or adopted child through receiving gifts.

Physical Touch Is One of the 5 Love Languages
The 5 Love Languages includes physical touch may be tricky with some foster and adopted children.

Parenting with The Five Love Languages Includes Acts of Service
Tips on how to show love to your foster or adopted child with one of the five love languages, acts of service.

Lifebook - Make a Copy of Your Foster or Adopted Child's Lifebook
Make a copy of your foster or adopted child's lifebook to help preserve their memories. There are many reasons to copy the child's lifebook.

Caring for Your African American or Biracial Child’s Hair - African American Hair Care Detangling Tips
Learn how to care for African American hair. Simple steps to African American hair care.

African American Hair Care Error - Over Shampooing African American Hair
African American hair care tip, do not over shampoo. African American hair needs special hair care.

African American Hair and Ponytails - A Quick Tip on African American Hair
Pig tails or ponytails are cute, but can cause damage to African American Hair. Learn a few quick tips to keep your child's african american hair looking great.

African American Hair Care Error - Under Conditioning African American Hair
Do not under condition African American hair. African American hair needs special care.

Social Media - Adoption Reunions Are Becoming Easier Thanks to Social Media
Social Media - Adoption Reunions Are Becoming Easier Thanks to Social Media

Social Networking - Helping a Foster or Adopted Child Navigate Social Networking and Birth Family
Throwing a foster or adopted child into the complex world of navigating contact with birth family via social networking, maintaining confidentiality, as well as keeping emotions in check. Well, it's just a lot to handle for anyone at any age. Here are some quick tips on how to handle social networking and your child.

False Allegations - What Are False Allegations in the Child Welfare System?
Learn about the two different kinds of false allegations. False allegations are sadly just part of being a foster parent.

What to Do When Allegations Have Been Made Against You or Your Family
A few tips on surviving allegations as a foster or adoptive family.

Adoption Announcement - Easy Adoption Announcement Perfect for Older Child Adoption
Step-by-step directions on how to create a super easy adoption announcement. This adoption announcement should also be super easy on your budget.

Many People Become a Foster Parent with the Best Intentions and Then Become Overwhelmed
While you may be feeling a bunch of different emotions, you are not alone in that thinking and it doesn't matter how long ago you became a foster parent.

Foster Parents Plan for the First Day of a New Placement
Many experienced foster parents plan ahead for that first day with a child.

Adoption Tax Credit - What Is an Adoption Tax Credit
What does it mean to qualify for an adoption tax credit? How much is an adoption tax credit?

Normal Line of Demarcation - Futcher's line - Voight's line - black skin care
My child has dark skin. What is the line on the front of his/her upper arms, chest, and/or abdomen?

Acne Keloidalis - Skin
What is acne keloidalis? What should a parent look for? What is the treatment?

Dermatosis Papulsa Nigra - Black skin care - transracial adoption
What are the small, round, dark bumps that are appearing on my chid's face and neck?

Developmental Grieving - Yearly Grief - Developmental Grief - Adoptive Parenting - Foster Parenting
Does your child or yourself experience sadness during specific times of the year? Learn about developmental grief.

Infantile Ocropustulosis - Black skin care - interracial adoptions
My African American, infant son has pus-filled bumps on his palms, soles, fingers, and toes.

Nevus of Ota - Nevus of Ito - Skin Care - interracial adoption
My daughter has bluish gray lesions on her face. What are they?

Pomade Acne - Black Skin Care - Interracial Adoptions
How can I help my African American child and the acne problem that is occuring on his/her forehead?

Fun With Children's Books - Adoption Books - Fun With Adoption Books
Reading adoption books can become more fun with activities and recipes that go along with the story. Add more fun to your reading time with these crafts and recipes. Adoption books, crafts, and food can help a child learn about his/her culture.

Adoption Search - Free Adoption Search Advice When an Adoption Search Angel Is Not Available
What should a person do if after looking at our adoption search angel listing, there needed search area is not covered by an adoption search angel? What should a person do if they don't know which state to even begin an adoption search?

Adoption Angel Helps with Searches for Birth Family in Texas and California
Adoption Angel willing to work with adoptees and their birth families for family reunions in Texas and California.

Search Angel Available for Free Adoption Search in United States
Free adoption search by a volunteer willing to work with adoptees and their birth families for family reunions within the United States.

Adoption Searching in Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC May Be Easier with an Adoption Search Angel
Adoption Search Volunteer willing to help with adoption searching with adoptees and birth families for family reunions.

Adoption Search Angels Help with Adoption Searches in California
Adoption search help in California.

Reunion
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Lifebooks Adopted Child- Lifebook- How to Create Lifebook
A wonderful book that tells how to make a lifebook for the foster or adopted child. Includes how to word delicate life stories, what information to include, and how to include the child in the lifebook process.

Foster Care in the State of Florida
Locate a state foster care agency in Florida and learn more about family foster care.

Oprah's Big Secret - Oprah's Big Secret Is an Adoption Connection
Oprah's big secret is revealed in a January 2011, episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Learn more about Oprah's big secret and Oprah's adoption connection.

Extended Family
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Maternity Home
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Putative
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Putative Father
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Orphan
Two different definitions. Adoption / Foster Care.

A Definition for Reactive Attachment Disorder - What Is RAD? - What Is Reactive Attachment Disorder?
What Is RAD or Reactive Attachment Disorder? Foster and adoptive parents sometimes deal with this attachment disorder, RAD.

Special Needs Children - Adopting a Child or Infant with Special Needs
A definition of what it means when a child or infant is termed special needs. There are many special needs children waiting for an adoptive home.

Adoption Exchange
What is this organization? Adoption / Foster Care.

Closed Adoption
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Disclosure
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Employer Assistance
Phone number available for a listing of employers who offer adoption assistance.

Independent Adoption
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Indian Child Welfare Act
A definition of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Adopting from the State of Alabama
Alabama state agency. Search state waiting children.

Alaska Adoption - Adoption in the State of Alaska
Information on Alaska adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Alaska adoption.

California Adoption - Adoption in the State of California
Information on California adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an California adoption.

Delaware Adoption - Adoption in the State of Delaware
Information on Delaware adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Delaware adoption.

Children for Adoption - There Are Many Children for Adoption in D.C
There are numerous childrne for adoption in D.C. Learn more about the adoption process and the waiting children for adoption.

Adopting from the State of Hawaii
Requirements and adoption information for adopting from the state of Hawaii.

Idaho Adoption - Adoption in the State of Idaho
Information on Idaho adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Idaho adoption.

Indiana Adoption - Adoption in the State of Indiana
Information on Indiana adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Indiana adoption.

Iowa Adoption - Adoption in the State of Iowa
Information on Iowa adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Iowa adoption.

Infertility
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Kinship Foster Care - What Is Kinship Foster Care
Learn more about kinship foster care and what constitutes a possible kinship connection.

Legal Custody
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Legally Free for Adoption - What Does it Mean When a Child Is Legally Free for Adoption?
What Does it Mean When a Child Is Legally Free for Adoption? A definition for the adoption term, legally free for adoption.

Legal Risk Placement - What Is a Legal Risk Placement?
What Is a Legal Risk Placement? A definition of the adoption term, legal risk placement?

Multi-Ethnic Placement Act
A definiton. Adoption / Foster Care.

Open Adoption Definition - Openness in adoption
Open adoption definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Adoption Photolisting - What Is an Adoption Photolisting?
An adoption photolisting is a way to meet children who are in need of adoptive homes.

Relinquishment
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Residential Care Facility
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Semi-Open Adoption
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Supplemental Security Income
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Termination of Parental Rights
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Waiting Children
Who are the waiting children in adoption?

Maine Adoption - Adoption in the State of Maine
Information on Maine adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete a Maine adoption.

Massachusetts Adoption - Adoption in the State of Massachusetts
Information on Massachusetts adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Massachusetts adoption.

Minnesota Adoption - Adoption in the State of Minnesota
Information on Minnesota adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete a Minnesota adoption.

Mississippi Adoption - Adoption in the State of Mississippi
Information on Mississippi adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Mississippi adoption.

Putative Father - What Is a Putative Father
A definition of the term putative father. Learn more about a part of father's rights.

About Adoption - Erik Smith Biography - Guest Writer - Birth Father
Erik Smith, a contributing writer at adoption.about.com and a birth father, shares with us his many experiences in his open adoption and his opinions on different adoption rights issues.

Rebecca's Profile
A contributing author to About Adoption

Concurrent Planning
A process used in foster care. Adoption / Foster Care.

Custody
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Family Preservation
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Foster-Adoption
Also known as legal risk adoption.

Foster Children - Foster Children Require Much Love and Support from Caring Foster Parents
A quick definition of what a foster child is. Many feel rewarded by working with foster children.

Foster Parents
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Group Homes - What Are Group Homes?
What are group homes? Who do group homes serve? Learn more about one choice of residential setting for many of our foster children.

What Is a Guardian ad litem (GAL) - Foster Care Terminology
The Guardian ad Litem or GAL is a foster child's attorney in court. The GAL represents the child and the child's wishes and no one else.

Adoption Home Study - What Is an Adoption Home Study - What Should I Expect in an Adoption Homestudy?
A definition for adoption home study. A quick look at what an adoption home study entails.

Legal Guardianship - Legal Guardianship Is Another Option Besides Adoption
Legal guardianship can be another option for a child when adoption or foster care is not. Learn more about legal guardianship.

Long Term Foster Care - Another Option in Foster Parenting Is Long Term Foster Care
Many foster parents enjoy long term foster care. Caring for foster children over a long period of time.

Permanency Planning
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Reunification
A definition. Adoption / Foster Care.

Therapeutic Foster Home - Therapeutic Foster Homes Care for Special Children in the Foster Care System
Therapeutic foster homes care for special children in the foster care system. Learn more about foster homes.

About Adoption - Foster Care - Foster Care Statistics - Foster Care Children
Statistics on fostering and adoption in the United States for 2001.

Alabama Foster Care Information and Process
Learn about foster care in Alabama.

Fostering in the District of Columbia
Fostering in the District of Columbia.

Fostering in New Hampshire - Learn About Fostering in the State of New Hampshire
Learn about fostering in the State of New Hampshire. Find needed information to become a foster parent and begin fostering in New Hampshire

Fostering in the State of New Jersey
Fostering in the State of New Jersey.

State of New Mexico Foster Care
New Mexico foster care information and regulations.

Fostering in the State of New York
Fostering in the State of New York.

Fostering in the State of North Carolina
Fostering in the State of North Carolina.

Foster Care in the State of North Dakota
Foster care information for the state of North Dakota.

Fostering in the State of Ohio
Fostering in the State of Ohio. Adoption / Foster Care.

Fostering in the State of Rhode Island
Providing foster care in the State of Rhode Island.

Foster Care in South Carolina
Learn more about the foster care system in South Carolina.

Foster Care in the State of South Dakota
Information on foster care in the state of South Dakota.

State of Tennessee Foster Care
Learn more about foster care in Tennessee.

Foster Care in Utah
How to provide foster care in Utah.

Finding Biological Parents - Before You Go About Finding Biological Parents
What are some things to consider before finding biological parents through an adoption search and reunion? I asked our adoption forum for some ideas on adoption reunion and this is what they had to say about finding biological parents.

Black Hair Care - Things to Know Before You Perform Black Hair Care on Your Foster or Adopted Child
As with many other things in life there are myths and out-of-date information regarding black hair care. As foster or adoptive parents, it's important that we try our best to stay up-to-date with the best discipline methods, parenting techniques, and cultural competency. Part of our being culturally competent is knowing how to properly perform black hair care.

Adoption Blog - Before You Read an Adoption Blog
Here are a few things to keep in mind before reading an adoption blog. Be prepared before trying to join the adoption blogging community because many adoption blogs are very passionate on their viewpoint of adoption.

An Expectant Mother Considering Adoption for Her Baby Needs Adoption Resources - Find Information to Help Expectant Mothers Making an Adoption Plan
Expectant mothers have a lot to consider when looking at parenting or adoption for their babies. Expectant and unwed mothers have many resources available when choosing to create an adoption plan for their babies. Find a listing of resources helpful to expectant mothers looking place their babies for adoption.

Do Airlines Offer Discount Airfares for Adoption?
Do research before purchasing airfares offered through adoption fare programs to make sure that they are the best deal for international adoption travelers.

Adoption Reunion - Adoptive Parenting - Adoption - Adoption Reunion - Adoptive Parenting
What are some things that an adoptive parnet should be aware of as their child embarks on an adoption reunion? I asked our adoption forum for some ideas on adoption reunion and this is what they had to say.

Adoption Find - Before Trying to Find the Child You Placed for Adoption
What are some things to consider before trying to find your placed child for an adoption reunion? I asked our adoption forum for some ideas on adoption reunion and this is what they had to say about trying to find the adopted child.

Adopt From Other States Through Adoption and the Interstate Compact
Can you adopt a child from other states? Find your answer here.

Adopting your foster child-possible in all states
It is possible to adopt your foster child after termination or relinquishment of birth parental rights.

How Long are Children in Foster Care?
Based individually by the facts of each case, but we can look at the statistics from 2001 and get an idea of how long a child will remain in a foster home.

How Many Children are Adopted from Foster Care Each Year?
Who adopts children in foster care? Foster parents? Relatives?

How Many Children Leaves Foster Care each Year?
What are the number of children who leaves foster care each year? What happens to the children? Do most go home?

What are the Different Percentage of Races in Foster Care?
Statistics on foster care per AFCARS Report (Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System Report).

How Many Children are in foster care?
How many children were in foster care in the US?

Adopt - Who Can Adopt - Adoption Is Nearly for Everyone
Are you eligible to adopt? Find answers about whether you are able to adopt.

Is it mandatory to foster a child/children before adopting?
Is it mandatory to foster a child/children before adopting?

If I've never parented before, do I need to foster a child before adopting?
If I've never parented before, do I need to foster a child before adopting?

Best Interests of the Child - What Does Best Interests of the Child Mean and Who Makes Decisions?
We have heard the term,

International Adoption Statistics for Visas issued in 2004
What were the top 20 countries being adopted from in 2004?

What were the top 20 countries the U.S. adopted from in 2005?
What were the top 20 countries the U.S. adopted from in 2005?

Japan Adoption - Is Adoption from Japan Possible?
During the best of times, an adoption from Japan was more for those already residing in Japan. Learn more about Japan adoption.

Single Woman Adoption - Single Woman Adoption Requirements for China
China has a new policy for a single woman adoption program. This program focuses on matching special needs children with single woman. Learn more about single woman adoption.

Learn the Top 20 Countries Adopted from in 2006 through Adoption Statistics
What were the top 20 countries being adopted from in 2006? Are the numbers for international adoption growing or dropping?

Learn the Top 20 Countries Adopted from in 2007 through Adoption Statistics
What were the top 20 countries being adopted from in 2007?

What Are the Adoption Statistics on the Top 20 Countries Adopted from in 2008?
What were the top 20 countries being adopted from in 2008?

Foster Care Children - How Many Children Aged Out of Foster Care in 2003 - Foster Care Children
Thousands of children turn 18 and

How Many Children Aged out of Foster Care in 2005? - Foster Care Statistics on the United States 2005
How many children aged out of the foster care system in the United States in 2005? Foster care statistics for 2005 in the United States.

When Can Consent to Adopt be Executed? - Consent to Adoption
When can a consent to adopt be executed? Learn more about consent to adoption.

About Adoption - About Foster Care - Foster Care Children - Foster Care Statistics
How many months were children in foster care in 2002?

How Many Foster Children Were in the System in 2004 - Foster Care Statistics of the United States in 2004
How many foster children were in the United States in 2004? Foster care statistics 2004 in the United States.