adoptive parents

Adoptive Parents

Those persons who lawfully adopt children. Most adoptive parents are married, but may be single and/or homosexual; 60% have some college education; income is usually 300% above US federal poverty level.

adoptive parents

Social medicine Persons who lawfully adopt children, who are generally married couples but may be single persons, including homosexuals; most APs are married
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Adoptive parents also completed surveys about the children over a four-year period after the placement began, commenting annually on any difficulties the child was having and their parenting.
We should never allow organizations that receive taxpayer dollars to discriminate against caring and responsible foster and adoptive parents or children who deserve a safe and happy place to live because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or religion.
'The country only meets 15 per cent of children requests by local adoptive parents,' the report by the committee which was chaired by Lydiah Muiru said.
[USA], Apr 4 (ANI): A strong relationship with adoptive parents positively affects brain development and long term health of the adopted child, reveals a new study published in the journal 'Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging'.
Founded in 1992, it provides legal and social services to birth mothers and adoptive parents. They conduct personal, one-on-one, counseling sessions for the birth parents, and offer home studies, supervision, and counseling for the prospective adoptive parents.
The law also requires the adoptive parents' legitimate children, aged 10 and above, to give their consent to the process.
Open adoption is when there is some level of ongoing contact between the birth and adoptive parents after placement.
Assessing Adoptive Parents, Foster Carers and Kinship Carers: Improving Analysis and Understanding of Parenting Capacity, 2nd Edition
A BOY born with foetal alcohol syndrome has found himself at the centre of a legal row after his adoptive parents said they were struggling cope.
REDCAR and Cleveland Council is to use National Adoption Week, October 19-25, to try to increase the numbers of adoptive parents on its books.
Under the title 'Eligibility criteria for prospective adoptive parents' it says: "Any prospective adoptive parent, irrespective of his marital status and whether or not he has his own biological son or daughter, can adopt a child; single female is eligible to adopt a child of any gender; single male person shall not be eligible to adopt a girl child." Soon the Missionaries of Charity, one of the agencies running extremely successful adoption programmes, placing thousands of orphans in the safe hands of adoptive parents, decided to discontinue its programme.
The authority is looking for more people to consider becoming adoptive parents, particularly to older children from age five upwards and to sibling groups to enable brothers and sisters to remain together.