They may ask imposing questions and make inappropriate comments to accentuate how they are different from the adopted child
. In this way, they distance themselves from the adoptee, thereby comforting themselves that this could never happen to them.
GIVING SUPPORT TO ADOPTIVE PARENTS YOU and your adopted child
may need support and you are entitled to have an assessment of your family's needs.
However, at a recent ceremony, Mary and Stephen Marler of Houston held their one-year-old adopted child
as Mary Marler said, "The wait was emotional, even excruciating, but it was worth all of it."
"As a father of an adopted child
, I hope this event will result in more children finding permanent, loving homes."
Zoe is the divorced mom of an adopted child
, living in a Philadelphia neighborhood where nearly every child seems to have a nanny--until someone starts kidnapping them and body parts begin to appear.
Families who adopt children with special needs also are likely to be eligible to receive Medicaid--to help cover any medical costs the adopted child
may incur--as well as a monthly adoption assistance payment.
The federal Family Medical Leave Act, enacted in 1993, allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time off from work each year to bond with a newborn or adopted child
, care for a seriously ill family member, or recover from their own serious health condition.
My [white] brother often wasn't even referred to as adopted, and even when he was an 'adopted child
,' I was a 'transracial adoptee.'"
first adopted child
had been removed from her home in 1918 because of assault and battery charges had no difficulty acquiring another in 1920, and she adopted that child in 1922.
Currently, companies with 50 or more employees are required to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees with a newborn or newly adopted child
while the employee's job and health insurance are protected.
We describe a fatal case of SSPE in an internationally adopted child
9 years after he arrived in the United States.
An adoption order rewrites history by changing the adopted child
's birth certificate to show the child as the offspring of the adopting parents.