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About.com Adoption/Foster Care: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:54:35 +0000

 



Former Foster Kid Offers Advice to New Foster...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A former foster kid offers advice for foster parents on what to say to a new foster child that enters the home.



Searching for Birth Parents and the Adoptive...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

So, your child is searching for birth parents. Should an adoption reunion always be bad news for adoptive parents? Some adoptees and birth parents feel that adoptive parents have no place in an adoption reunion. How would you feel if your child was searching for birth parents?



Confidential Intermediary

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Adoption searches sometimes require the use of a Confidential Intermediary (CI). What is a CI?



Dr. Seuss Books for Foster and Adoptive Families

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A fun listing of Dr. Seuss books that may appeal to foster and adoptive parents.



Common Myths About Open Adoption

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

There are many myths about open adoptions. Which open adoption myth have you heard before? Which ones do you believe? Explore the truth about open adoption.



The History of Open Adoption

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Catch a quick informative glimpse of open adoption in this short article by Lucille Carroll, guest author. Open adoption is not a new concept.



Adoption Search Angel Listing for the United...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A listing of the About.com Adoption Search Angels. These volunteers help find members of family separated by adoption.



An Adoption Poem - A Mother's Love

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Tom Fisher shares another adoption Poem.



7 Ways to Start Your Child's Lifebook

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Ideas on how to begin your foster or adopted child's lifebook.



Things to Do This Summer for Your Foster or...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Ideas for things to do to help keep your foster or adoptive kids busy during breaks from school. These fun activities may save your sanity and give kids things to do this Summer.



Single Woman Adoption Requirements for China

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



Father Son and Father Daughter Relationships

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

The About.com Adoption forum share their thoughts on fathers and the importance of a father son relationship as well as a father daughter relationship. These are the words from forum members regarding birth, adoptive, and step fathers and their relationships.



An Adoption Poem - The Two Women

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoptive parent has written about the love two women have for a child.



Adoption Baby Shower Word Scramble

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

By taking a bit of creative license and adding in adoption themed words, we can re-create an appropriate adoption baby shower game. Choose 10 or so words related to babies, toddlers, or adoption and scramble the letters to create a fun adoption baby shower game.



An Adoption Poem - The Promise

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A birth mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her two sons that were adopted 11 years ago.



An Adoption Poem - Two Families

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Amanda, an adoptee from Taiwan, wrote the following adoption poem when she was nine years old, just after meeting her birth mother for the first time.



How to Be a Great Foster Parent

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Learn more about how to being a great foster parent means helping a family be reunited.



Discounted Airfare for Adoption Travel

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Do research before purchasing airfares offered through adoption fare programs to make sure that they are the best deal for international adoption travelers.



What to Look for in Adoption Agencies

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What should you look for in good adoption agencies? What things should you look out for? Read the experiences of birth and adoptive parents who have worked with both good and bad adoption agencies.



Indiana Adoption

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Information on Indiana adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Indiana adoption.



What Is Adoption Day?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Adoption Day is a nationally recognized event when thousands of adoptions are finalized across the United States.



An Adoption Poem - Angels Working Overtime

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoption poem for children, submitted by an adoptive parent.



Cross-Cultural Adoption: The Do's and Don'ts...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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An Adoption Poem - Until Forever

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Another adoption poem by Tom Fisher



Gay Adoption Issues

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Know adoption law before attempting to complete a gay adoption. It may help to prevent some issues.



An Adoption Poem - When Angels Intervene

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoptive mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her child.



10 Things to Do When Foster Kids Fight

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What do you do when foster kids fight? How can you establish peace within your foster home and deal with all the kids fighting? Here are 10 ideas to help when foster kids fight.



An Adoption Poem - Mother

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoption poem explores the connection between a birth mom and an adoptive mom.



An Adoption Poem - Forever Is a Lie

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A birth mom shares her deepest feelings about the choice she made and the hope of an adoption reunion.



Birth Mother's Day or Mother's Day?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Which day to celebrate - Birth mother's Day or Mother's Day? Another birth mom shares her opinion.



How to Start the International Adoption Process?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

When choosing to complete an international adoption, you must first do some research on the country you are interested in adopting from. Some things to consider may include: travel, length of the wait to adopt, and cost involved with the particular country.You will also need to know whether the country is a party to the Hague Convention or not, as this involves some differences in the international adoption process.



An Adoption Poem - I Dream of You

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Beautiful adoption poem by Tom Fisher about a birth parent's love.



Best Interests of the Child Legal Definition

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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An Adoption Poem - A Special Bond, a Feeling I...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoptee shares how it felt to be a part of an adoptive family, yet not feel connected with anyone until she became a mother.



What is Adoption Anyway?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

The touching story of one family's adoption of a mentally retarded man who they adopted 30 years ago.



An Adoption Poem - On the Wings of a Prayer

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoption poem written by a mother who lost the custody of her two children to grandparents who have agreed to an open adoption.



Which Adoptions Qualify for Non-recurring...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Adoptive families of special needs children can apply for non-recurring adoption expenses to be covered with special subsidies to help with the cost of adoption.



Why Does Licensing Take so Long if There is...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A bit about foster parenting licensing process and understanding the time frame needed to complete the licensing process.



Reluctant to Be a Dad

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Some men are afraid to become an adoptive or foster parent. How to help your man ease into fatherhood.



Where Do I Find the State and Local Numbers on...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



Gestational Surrogacy

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What are the different options within surrogacy?



An Adoption Poem - The Reunion

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoptee has written about an adoption reunion that did not turn out the way she had hoped.



How to Make a Foster Family Allegation Proof

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Solid advice on how to best protect your foster family from allegations. It's not a fool proof plan, but these tips should help keep allegations from being such a constant in your life.



An Adoption Poem - To Her Birthmother

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoption poem by Tom Fisher to the birthmother of his youngest daughter recently adopted from China.



Prospective Parent

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What does the term prospective parent mean?



What Makes a Great Foster or Adoptive Father?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

This Father's Day remember to thank your adoptive father or foster father for all the little things he didn't have to do. Father's Day is a time to consider all the ways that your fathers really are the best Dads in the world. This Fathers Day don't forget all your dads.



Adoption Poems for Children

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Adoption poems that may be more appropriate for children.



Rosie O'Donnell

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Learn more about this famous adoptive parent.



Adoption Law by State

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

United State adoption law for the adoption of children as well as adoption search. Find the adoption law for your state.



Is Physical Touch Important to Children &...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

While we know that physical touch is very important to the health and development of infants and babies. Is physical touch still important to older children?



An Adoption Poem - Written by a Teenage Birth...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoption poem describes the thought process of a young women trying to decide whether to parent her baby or choose adoption.



An Adoption Poem - Instantly

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoption poem written by an adoptive mother waiting for the adoption of her child from Russia.



Domestic Private Agency Adoptions

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A breakdown of the costs associated with completing a domestic private agency adoption.



District of Columbia

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

There are numerous childrne for adoption in D.C. Learn more about the adoption process and the waiting children for adoption.



Steps to Completing a Domestic Child Adoption

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

The very basics steps needed toward completing a domestic child adoption. Adopting a child is a huge step. Get information that you need to formulate your adoption questions and gain answers about a child adoption.



What Is an Adoption Triad?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Adoption triad is a commonly used word in the adoption community.



All About Open Adoptions

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Find basic information regarding open adoptions, which often are in a child's best interest. Learn some pros and cons to choosing an open adoption, and how to open a closed adoption.



What Countries Are a Part of the Hague Adoption...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption is for the well being of all members of the adoption triad. There are several member and non-member countries of the Hague Conference are members of the Convention.



Learn How to Be a Great Foster Parent in 5 Weeks

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Five weeks of lessons to help sharpen your foster parenting skills. Topics include working as a part of a professional team in case plans, helping family reunification, understanding the grieving foster child, discipline, culture, and lifebooks.



Create an Adoption Announcement for an Older...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



11 Ways an Agency Can Maintain Good Foster Homes

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Before trying to build up an agency with more families, try keeping the foster homes already licensed. Here are 11 easy ways.



Guardian ad litem (GAL)

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



What Is an Open Adoption?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What constitutes contact in an open adoption? Gain some ideas for contact within an open adoption.



Arthur

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Review over an episode of the children's show Arthur, where his friend, Binky, is about to get a baby sister from China.



Reese Hoffa Is an Olympic Athlete and a Famous...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Olympic athlete, Reese Hoffa is off to the 2012 Summer Olympics.



Once You've Decided That Adoption Is Right for...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Making the decision to place your baby for adoption will be one of the most difficult decisions of your life. Once you've decided that adoption is right for your baby, what do you need to think about? What is the expectant mother and soon to be birth mother's next steps toward a baby adoption?



Understanding a Child's Grief

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

All about grief and grieving with foster and adopted children. How does grief effect a child? What are some ideas to help a child with grieving? What may impact a foster child's grief?



All About Adoption Search

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Learn the basics of adoption search. There are several options available to those seeking to find lost loved ones.



Georgia Adoption

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Information on Georgia adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete a Georgia adoption.



Adoption Photolisting

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

An adoption photolisting is a way to meet children who are in need of adoptive homes.



Before You Try to Find the Child Placed for...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



Rules for Adoption Search Angels and Those They...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



Lucille Carroll

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Profile of contributing author Lucille Carroll.



African American Hair and Ponytails

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



Surrogate Mother

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What is a surrogate mother? Adoption/Foster Care.



Before You Send the Kids Back to School

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Send the kids back to school with less stress this year. A bit of this and that from a variety of About.com Guides to help going back to school or switching schools mid-year a success.



Virginia Adoption Search Angel

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Virgina adoption searches may be made easier with an adoption search angel.



What Teens Need to Know When Close to Aging Out...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A letter to youth aging out of foster care with words of advice and tips on being successful with their transition.



Olympic Athlete Reese Hoffa Shares His Adoption...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Olympic athlete, Reese Hoffa was adopted at the age of four from a Kentucky orphange. He accidentally set the family home on fire and for 19 years felt that it was his fault that he and his brother were placed for adoption. An adoption reunion with his mother made all the different to this Olympic athlete.



Consent to Adoption

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What is a consent to adoption? Who can give an adoption consent?



Beat the Summer African American Hair Blues

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Mahisha Dellinger, founder of Curls, gives basic steps to great looking African American Hair during the summer.



Russian Adoption

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A quick walk through on adopting from Russia. Russian adoption requirements are laid out as well as information on needed paperwork.



Adoption Book Review: Lifebooks: Creating a...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



An Adoption Poem - The Right Choice for a Baby...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A teen mom who chose adoption for her baby, shares an adoption poem that she wrote.



Russian Adoption Changes

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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



An Adoption Poem - Today Is Her Birthday

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Poem about a birthmother on her placed child's birthday.



Book Review: My Foster Care Journey

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



Helping Your Older Child Adjust

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Parenting a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) brings many difficulties and challenges. Information to gather from a social worker before adopting a child. Any and all information will help make diagnosis, treatment, and parenting more effective.



Elements that Impact a Foster or Adopted...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What may impact a foster or adopted child's grief? Learn more about the grief and loss in children and the elements that make one child's experience with grief harder than another child's.



Pennsylvania

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Fostering in the State of Pennsylvania.



Wasington Foster Care

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Learn more about foster care in the state of Washington.



The Ongoing Custody Battle for Michael...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

It seemed like the world couldn't get enough of Michael Jackson. After his sudden death in June 2009, it seemed like there could never be enough coverage or information about his life, his death, or his children. Who will gain custody of Michael Jackson's children?



Adoption Subsidy

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

A quick definition of the term adoption subsidy.



Why You Should Hold a Family Meeting after the...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Holding a family meeting during the first week of a new foster or adoptive placement is a good idea.



Lifebook

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Definition for lifebooks and how they can benefit the adopted or foster child. Lifebook are very beneficial to adopted or foster children.



Before You Go About Finding Biological Parents...

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

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.



National Directory of Putative Father Registries

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Listing and information regarding putative father registries in the United States. Locate your state to see what the law says about putative father registries in your area.



What Is Meant by the Term Parental Rights?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

The term parental rights is defined and examples given.



What Is Child Abuse?

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

What is child abuse? Child abuse can take many different forms and is one reason children are placed in foster care.



Super Easy Adoption Announcement

2017-03-13T11:54:35Z

Step-by-step directions on how to create a super easy adoption announcement. This adoption announcement should also be super easy on your budget.