Adoption What is Adoption? Adoption is defined as the process when a person assumes the parenting of another, usually a child varying from different ages, from that person's biological or legal parent or parents, and, in so doing, this now permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities of the from the biological parent or parents into the care of the person who is adopting. Adoption itself can be a positive thing for some, it gives a person a chance of having a family if they are unable to do so themselves.
The Guardian Ad Litem will ensure that both the child’s wishes and feelings are ascertained about their current and future circumstances. They are mostly involved when the court case is around child abuse/neglect, divorce and other family problems. Anyone involved in certain types of cases can make an application to the court for the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem. Guardians ad Litem can provide a report to the court on the wishes of the child and make recommendations regarding their interests. They can be called on when a family are having disputes over the care plan that was appointed to the child previously.
The division of assets in a divorce is riddled with conflict, the value often varies according to the assets relative worth to each of the parties. Although divorce is stressful enough, even more painful is the determination of custody as children are not assets and cannot be divided. During divorce, children have already been affected by the divorce, and could be further impacted by a custody battle. Attorneys and courts are in constant battle to determine which parent would be the better primary caregiver and custodial parent. The legal system and psychological associations have come up with many ways to evaluate and help the legal process with the determination of child custody.
1. This journey includes filling out paperwork, such as an adoption application or questionnaire, creating an adoptive parent profile, which will be sent and reviewed by potential birth parents, and completing a homestudy (Adoption process, 2018). a. The purpose of a homestudy is to prepare and educate the family about the adoption. In addition, the Adoption Network Law Center also states, “this step of the process involves the social worker thoroughly gathering information about the adopting parents by visiting them at their home, interviewing their family, and ensuring that the Adopting Parents will provide a healthy environment for any child” (Adoption process,
I have a motto: Everything is a spectrum. I find that it is true in many cases and it helps me see things not as black and white, but as a gradient between the two. The issue of child soldiers’ prosecution is complex and doesn’t have an easy answer. Child soldiers must be assessed individually for their responsibility for their actions and their threat in the future and should be given options other than freedom or prison. Responsibility should fall on whoever knowingly, willingly, and with intent carried out or caused the crime in question.
Today, traditional surrogacy has been replaced by gestational surrogacy in which the birth mother has no genetic tie to the child: she is simply the bearer. Surrogacy has become an increasingly important topic in today’s world. Despite the controversy surrounding it, surrogacy has altered who can become capable of having children, as well as how children can be conceived. It has also succeeded in providing many couples with the
“High-quality environments are characterized as having positive communicative and affective interactions between the caregiver and child, noncorporal disciplinary methods, stimulating and developmentally appropriate physical organization of the space, and age-appropriate toys and structure of the child’s time”(Lin 714). Some of these positive communications and affective interactions may include: supportive language, positive re-encouragement, and an initiative to spend time with your child. If all of these things are in place it enables a more positive and close relationship between a child and their parent. A very important aspect of a home environment and of all parental relationships, is communication. There have been a plethora of studies done on the effects of communication within familial relationships, however, in a study done Menashe proposed, “That restrictive parental communication within the parent–child relationship could affect the child’s ability to share troubled or conflicting emotion, but a more open communication style would allow the child to share his or her emotions and to learn about feelings”(Menashe 518).
The Arab family has been undergoing significant changes as a result of structural changes at the level of socioeconomic production and social organization supported and reinforced by encounters by education, urbanization, economics, public policy, migration, conflicts and wars, media and technology and other challenges. These structural changes have begun to undermine traditional relationships, roles, and values. There is a need, therefore, for more data that is comparable across the Arab world. It is necessary to discuss existing indicators and find new ones that describe the situations of families and countries more precisely. This means going beyond the household unit, and collecting data at the family level in order to understand the current and future challenges facing Arab family.
Introduction A refuge is someone outside their country of origin with ‘a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion’, who is either unable or unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country. As stated in Refugee conventions, refugee hood typically involves both causal and moral responsibility on the part of the state of origin.
I would suggest my child look for someone who accepts all of their flaws and everything that is not perfect about them. Additionally, I would suggest that my child look for someone who has come from a good background with strong family values. Lastly, I would suggest looking at your life and the position you are in right now. Are you financially stable? Are you confident within yourself?
The term attachment is used widely when focusing on children’s early relationships. An attachment can be thought of as a unique emotional tie or bond between a child and another person which usually is an adult. Research shows that the quality of these bonds or attachments will shape a child’s ability to form other relationships later on in life. In the 1950’s a theorist John Bowlby identified that children and young people’s mental health and behaviour could be linked to separation from a child’s primary carer. He also identified that young children can show separation anxiety if their primary carer is not there for them.
Today, children in foster care can be placed in several different types of foster homes (Reuters, 2014). One type of home is the single foster family of one or more parents who cares for up to six foster children in their home with their own biological or adopted children (Reuters, 2014). Another type of foster care is the group home. Historically, group foster homes were rife with abuse of children. Currently, they are better regulated and monitored than in the past (Reuters, 2014).
As Hoefer states, an issue may be described as a condition that should and can be modified. The foster care system should be modified and have been modified multiple times. From the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 to the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 and then to the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, they all expand on trying to reunite children with their parents or relative (Freundlich, 2010). However, what happens when that cannot be accomplished? Then finding acceptable foster homes is next.
Human Service Role Human services professionals play a major part in helping from every angle of child abuse. Everyone from the victim, to the perpetrator, and other members of the family need help. There are many local agencies that is in place to help the struggles of child abuse. “The wide range of activities in which a human service professional might engage within a child and family services agency, there is also a wide range of practice settings where the human service professional might work, the largest being a state’s child protective services (CPS) agency” (Martin, 2014, p.82).
02/25/16 -The Assessment Summary has substantiated the child abuse and neglect as a FOUNDED. The mother has been charged with 40 criminal charges related to child abuse. (See Attached) 02/23/17 - Citizen Review Board, Josephine Circuit Court, Findings and Recommendations. Bethany remains placed in her long term DDS placement.