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

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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 …

Adoption ARC Reunion

Merle Gutterman Adoption

Turning twenty- five years old is a milestone for all of us here at Adoption ARC. It has been and continues to be an honor to work with all members of the adoption triad as well as well as our partner agencies, Choices in Canada, A New Way in Holland and Helping Hands in Ireland. The area adoption professionals in …

Adoption Glossary: Relevant Words and Terms for Adoption

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Accredited Agency An accredited agency is an adoption service provider who has been accredited by either the Council on Accreditation (COA) or the Colorado Department of Human Services (CO) to provide adoption services in the United States for cases subject to the regulations set forth by the Hague Adoption Convention. An accredited agency does not include a temporarily accredited agency. …

HOW DO I PLACE MY BABY FOR ADOPTION- PART 1

Merle Gutterman Adoption

HOW DO I PLACE MY BABY FOR ADOPTION: So, I just found out that I am pregnant, now what? So, you’ve just taken a pregnancy test, and it’s positive. Oh, No! This is not a happy time for you because this in an unplanned pregnancy. You are scared, confused and not ready to be a mother. So, what can you …

Adopción

Merle Gutterman Adopción

Adopción? Asesoramiento Gratuito y Confidencial … en su casa o en cualquier lugar que elija Un asesor sensible, comprensivo y con experiencia, le ayudará a considerar  detenidamente todas las preguntas difíciles que  enfrenta respecto a la adopción. Usted y el asesor trabajarán juntos para crear un plan que será lo mejor para usted y para su bebé. Mediacio’n Familiar Si existen …

Unwanted Pregnancy

Merle Gutterman Adoption

Unwanted pregnancy: one of the most difficult decisions that any person can make is to “give my baby up for adoption” or “put my baby up for adoption”. Quite frankly, these terms themselves are very harsh and as adoption professionals, we know that so much more goes into this decision when you find yourself with an unplanned pregnancy. Positive adoption …

“Give My Baby Up For Adoption”

Merle Gutterman Adoption

One of the most difficult decisions that any person can make is to “give my baby up for adoption” or “put my baby up for adoption”. Quite frankly, these terms themselves are very harsh and as adoption professionals, we know that so much more goes into this decision when you find yourself with an unplanned pregnancy. Positive adoption language teaches …

Adoption ARC 25th Anniversary: Serving NJ, PA & DE

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A Quarter of a Century… it seems impossibly long but it flew by like the blink of an eye. On March 7, 1994 with the help of a room of professionals, family and friends, Adoption ARC was born in response to the thousands upon thousands of children in the foster care system who would never find a permanent home.  Every …

Happy Autumn 2017

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Happy Autumn, 2017: Welcome to Adoption ARC’s updated web site. We feel that birth families will have much more information easily accessible though this upgrade. It has been an incredibly busy year …