Raising Kids During the Coronavirus

Merle Gutterman Adoption

Well, we are getting to the end of week two of social distancing and home schooling, and there is no end in sight. At times, I find panic and anxiety, my old friends, just waiting to let loose and take over my brain. That’s when I take a breath or two and then I remember… I come from survivor stock. …

What Happens If My Birth Parent Match Fails?

Merle Gutterman Adoption, Adoption Placement

One of the most difficult things to think about for prospective adoptive parents is the thought of having a match with a birth parent only to not have it proceed to fruition. My research and experience over the years leads me to analogize this feeling to miscarriage, still birth, and even the death of a child. I don’t believe that …

Adoption in the Time of Uncertainty

Merle Gutterman Adoption, Adoption Placement

No one likes uncertainty and this is quite an uncertain time. Life as we know it has stopped while our brave, selfless nurses, doctors, military, grocery workers, pharmacists, and all who are essential workers tend to our gravely ill and provide us with the necessities of life. For most of us, our worlds have been shaken to the core like …

Adoption Around the World

Merle Gutterman Adopción, Adoption

We found this interesting information about how the word ADOPTION is said in languages throughout the world: Language Ways to say adoption Albanian adoptim Basque adopzioa Belarusian прыняцце Bosnian usvojenje Bulgarian осиновяване Catalan adopció Croatian posvajanje Czech přijetí Danish adoption Dutch adoptie Estonian vastuvõtmine Finnish hyväksyminen French adoption Galician adopción German Annahme Greek υιοθεσία (yiothesía) Hungarian örökbefogadás Icelandic Samþykkt Irish …

Adoption Reunion

Merle Gutterman Adoption

Thank you everyone who celebrated with us! We continue to support women and families in need who wish to make an adoption plan with free options counseling, grief and loss preparation and support as well as housing, food, maternity clothing and items to ensure a healthy, safe pregnancy. We continue to advocate for adoption as a reproductive health choice and …

Trends in Foster Care and Adoption

Merle Gutterman Adoption

Numbers of Children in Foster Care After declining by nearly 15% percent between FY 2008 and FY 2012 to a low of 396,000, the number of children in foster care on the last day of each fiscal year since has shown an increase. However, based on the most recent data the magnitude of these increases is decreasing. Specifically, the percent …

Adoption Laws

Merle Gutterman Adoption

Major Federal Laws Concerned With Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Adoption The primary responsibility for child welfare services rests with the States. Each State has its own legal and administrative structures and programs that address the needs of children and families. However, States must comply with specific Federal requirements and guidelines in order to be eligible for Federal funding under …

Adoption ARC 25th Anniversary: Congratulation Messages from our Friends

Merle Gutterman Firm News

As we celebrate 25 years at Adoption ARC, we wanted to share some of the kind words and messages that our friends have share with us! • Stefan Kooyman Happy Birthday! • Tamra Pawloski Congratulations ???? • Tomer Solomonov Congrats to all of you. What a wonderful accomplishment. ????? • Jinny Biesot-van Oeffelt Happy birthday ?? • Antonio Ortiz Great …