Adoption Around the World

Merle GuttermanAdopción, 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 …

Trends in Foster Care and Adoption

Merle GuttermanAdoption

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 ARC 25th Anniversary: Congratulation Messages from our Friends

Merle GuttermanFirm 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 …

Adoption Glossary: Relevant Words and Terms for Adoption

Merle GuttermanAdoption

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 GuttermanAdoption

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 …

Unwanted Pregnancy

Merle GuttermanAdoption

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 GuttermanAdoption

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

Merle GuttermanFirm News

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 …