• How does foster parenting/adoption work?

    Can anyone with a troubled past do it? What are the rules and regulations? Can someone who has a troubled family so it? And how do you go about becoming a social worker? Is there any special type of schooling required?
    Can anyone with a troubled past do it? What are the rules and regulations? Can someone who has a troubled family so it? And how do you go about becoming a social worker? Is there any special type of schooling required?
    4 answers · 7 hours ago
  • How do I legally disown my family?

    My biological parents died when I was young and I was placed into the care of legal guardians. My parents had not established what would happen to me in the event that both of them died so my guardians had taken the idea of adopting me which apparently they were able to do by proving some things to the court. They... show more
    My biological parents died when I was young and I was placed into the care of legal guardians. My parents had not established what would happen to me in the event that both of them died so my guardians had taken the idea of adopting me which apparently they were able to do by proving some things to the court. They had already gone through the classes and stuff to be able to adopt because they adopted another child before me who is younger than me. They also had my name legally changed which was the stupidest thing they could have done. They gave me the name his name so I became a second but I never introduced myself by that name, for a time, I didn’t even know they had my name changed. Anyway, my male legal gaurdian/adopted parent died and when I turned 18, I had my name changed back. When I have kids, well I only one, I really don’t want my child to know these people, they’re crazy, they do the strangest thing, they’re embarrassing and they are so loud. Like I realize that’s what they say a family is but i don’t want any part it. My parents left me a decent amount of money which I am so glad my legal guardians didn’t have access to. I’m 21, almost 22, I have my own place now but they see it as they can come whenever they want to and spend the night. I want to know how I can get these people out of my life. I don’t love them and I feel nothing for them and all I want to enjoy is try to enjoy my life but I can’t do that with them in it.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are adopted children considered real children?

    Even though they share no blood with their so called parents.
    Even though they share no blood with their so called parents.
    25 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Why is adoption so expansive?

    My parents could NEVER afford to adopt a baby, but my childhood was great. I understand you need to have enough money and stability to raise a child. But it's come to my attention.... only high midclass and up can afford adoption. Why? I could give a poor child a GREAT life!
    My parents could NEVER afford to adopt a baby, but my childhood was great. I understand you need to have enough money and stability to raise a child. But it's come to my attention.... only high midclass and up can afford adoption. Why? I could give a poor child a GREAT life!
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why does the system make it so hard to adopt babies?

    Besides from foster care, it can take years to adopt. There’s millions of abandoned/orphaned children in certain countries but couples wanting one of those babies will need to go through long processes.
    Besides from foster care, it can take years to adopt. There’s millions of abandoned/orphaned children in certain countries but couples wanting one of those babies will need to go through long processes.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • The adoption rates are rising. Is this a bad thing?

    Something unfortunate happened before a child is up for adoption. A 6th grade aged girl could’ve been pregnant, abusive birth parents, sexual abuse, or the parents died when the kid was a baby. Most families adopt out of love, but there’s usually a story behind the past
    Something unfortunate happened before a child is up for adoption. A 6th grade aged girl could’ve been pregnant, abusive birth parents, sexual abuse, or the parents died when the kid was a baby. Most families adopt out of love, but there’s usually a story behind the past
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Children who were adopted: Would you ever consider going on the TV show Long Lost Family to find a parent?

    Best answer: I don't need to as I have found both of them. One was found using my placing agency, and the other was found through DNA matches at ancestry.com and familytreedna.com.

    I wouldn't have gone on a show to do it though, no. I am a private person and that is not something I would be comfortable doing.
    Best answer: I don't need to as I have found both of them. One was found using my placing agency, and the other was found through DNA matches at ancestry.com and familytreedna.com.

    I wouldn't have gone on a show to do it though, no. I am a private person and that is not something I would be comfortable doing.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Question about putting a child up for adoption?

    Best answer: Adoption is permanent. And most states DO NOT recognize any open adoption agreement as “legal and binding”. It’s more of a piece of paper that is a “gee, hope they keep you updated on the child you handed over”. You have options. Sign up for WIC and welfare. You probably won’t qualify for a welfare check, but the... show more
    Best answer: Adoption is permanent. And most states DO NOT recognize any open adoption agreement as “legal and binding”. It’s more of a piece of paper that is a “gee, hope they keep you updated on the child you handed over”. You have options. Sign up for WIC and welfare. You probably won’t qualify for a welfare check, but the office has other services like job training and daycare vouchers that can help. WIC will help with food for you and baby, and wellness checks. Both of you get to the state (county) employment office and see what is available. Consider some certification program through the community college. He might consider military (but you need to be married to him to get any benefits). It looks bad now. But adoption is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Poverty can be fixed with ambition to change. You both would be devastated if you have baby away just due to money issues. There are tons of programs that can help. You just have to hunt down all the resources.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • When the baby is already born can the Adoptive Parents still cover birth mother expenses?

    Best answer: Which ones? Past due rent, utilities food etc? In my state there is just a set amount a mother can receive, and the time in which she can get it is limited to several weeks AFTER the birth. That's a good question to ask an adoption attorney in your state specifically. Most are more than happy to give you ten or... show more
    Best answer: Which ones? Past due rent, utilities food etc? In my state there is just a set amount a mother can receive, and the time in which she can get it is limited to several weeks AFTER the birth. That's a good question to ask an adoption attorney in your state specifically. Most are more than happy to give you ten or 15 minutes of their expertise for free. Also worth mentioning is that if you choose to place your baby and you work with one, you will pay NOTHING. Even if you change your mind.

    You do need an attorney for any legal adoption in the US
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do I decide adoption or not?

    I'm 12 weeks pregnant. Currently have 3 kids ages 13, 6, and 3. A month before I found out I was pregnant I learned my husband cheated with someone at work because he left his phone out. He said he would find a new job. Well he has yet to do any looking. We argue all the time because he works with the girl... show more
    I'm 12 weeks pregnant. Currently have 3 kids ages 13, 6, and 3. A month before I found out I was pregnant I learned my husband cheated with someone at work because he left his phone out. He said he would find a new job. Well he has yet to do any looking. We argue all the time because he works with the girl and they both lied about the affair. We also argue because I only get 4 to 6 hours of sleep a night Max. Because my children wake up early. Yes info to bed late but because that the only ME time I get. I am a stay at home mom and my husband don't like to help. He makes messes and don't like to pick up after himself. I feel like we are only together because the kids. I feel like the crazy nagging wife because I worry of he is messing around at work. I do love this baby but feel no connection what's so ever. I don't believe in abortion. I also don't know how to pick adoption because my family would verbally attack me. I am 32. I feel like I need to divorce my husband and start a career for me so I can depend on myself
    10 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • My sister is 17 in foster care and I'm 19 and not in foster care. What are my rights as her brother?

    Best answer: Absotively! You have an absolute right to "hang out whenever" social services, which has the LEGAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE, arranges it with you. You see, we agree. Contact sis's foster care worker.
    Best answer: Absotively! You have an absolute right to "hang out whenever" social services, which has the LEGAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL OF A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE, arranges it with you. You see, we agree. Contact sis's foster care worker.
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Is it best for most children to grow up with two biological parents?

    Unless the birth family cannot care for a child and both birth and adoptive families can provide all their needs, is it best for them to be raised by blood-related family?
    Unless the birth family cannot care for a child and both birth and adoptive families can provide all their needs, is it best for them to be raised by blood-related family?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • I want to adopt a child when I am ready, regardless of whether or not I have a boyfriend/husband at that point?

    I am 21 and not ready to have children yet, so I would not be adopting now, and I have no way of knowing when I will be in a good position (financially, emotionally, etc.) to have a child, but when I am, I would like to do so regardless of whether or not there is a man in my life. I have always wanted to be a... show more
    I am 21 and not ready to have children yet, so I would not be adopting now, and I have no way of knowing when I will be in a good position (financially, emotionally, etc.) to have a child, but when I am, I would like to do so regardless of whether or not there is a man in my life. I have always wanted to be a mother and I do not like the idea of waiting for "Mr. Right" before having a child. If it turns out that I am in a serious long-term relationship when I am ready for a child, and he wants a child as well, that's great, but I have no way of knowing whether or not that will ever happen. Would it be selfish of me to adopt on my own, without waiting for the right guy first? In other words, I would be choosing to raise a child on my own in a single-parent household.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Whats is the mininum legal age to adopt a child in Canada?

    As the question say it all, what is the minimum legal age to be able to adopt a child and can you adopt a child if you are an international resident in canada, and you dont have canada passport nor perminant residency.
    As the question say it all, what is the minimum legal age to be able to adopt a child and can you adopt a child if you are an international resident in canada, and you dont have canada passport nor perminant residency.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • Could my parents adopt my friend?

    My friend is going to foster care again, and this time it seems like she s staying. All her family is **** and she s been my best friend since 3rd grade. My family has the money and from what i ve read we re perfectly acceptable to adopt, but I wanted to ask to make sure I didn t miss anything.
    My friend is going to foster care again, and this time it seems like she s staying. All her family is **** and she s been my best friend since 3rd grade. My family has the money and from what i ve read we re perfectly acceptable to adopt, but I wanted to ask to make sure I didn t miss anything.
    7 answers · 1 month ago