Adoptions


Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation. . 2010.

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  • adoptions — a dop·tion || pʃn n. taking of a child as one s own; act of adopting; state of being adopted; (Legal) court proceeding according to which an adult becomes the legal parent of a child who is not his/her biological child; acceptation, act of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Adoptions from the Heart — ( AFTH ) private non profit agency organizing international and domestic adoptions. Based in Pennsylvania, USA. They also offer home study only services and free services to pregnant women.Since its foundation in 1985, the Agency helped to place… …   Wikipedia

  • Adoption in Italy — Adoptions in Italy numbered 3,158 in 2006. The majority of these were overseas adoptions, and adoption from within Italy is relatively difficult.There are currently 11,000 couples in Italy on the waiting lists of various adoption agencies… …   Wikipedia

  • Adoption — For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). Sister Irene of New York Foundling Hospital with children. Sister Irene is among the pioneers of modern adoption, establishing a system to board out children rather than institutionalize them.… …   Wikipedia

  • China Center of Adoption Affairs — The China Center of Adoption Affairs (CCAA) was established on June 24, 1996[1] by China s Ministry of Civil Affairs. The CCAA is responsible for the welfare of children in the care of Child Welfare Institutes (orphanages), domestic adoption, and …   Wikipedia

  • Single parent — is a term that is mostly used to suggest that one parent has most of the day to day responsibilities in the raising of the child or children, which would categorize them as the dominant caregiver. The dominant caregiver is the parent in which the …   Wikipedia

  • Open adoption — is an adoption in which the biological mother or parents and adoptive family know the identity of each other. In open adoption, the parental rights of biological parents are terminated, as they are in closed adoptions and the adoptive parents… …   Wikipedia

  • International adoption — International adoption, or intercountry adoption, is a type of adoption in which an individual or couple becomes the legal and permanent parents of a child born in another country. In general, prospective adoptive parents must meet the legal… …   Wikipedia

  • Adoption in California — Agencies that handle adoption in California can range from government funded agencies that place California children at little of no cost, to attorneys who arrange private adoptions, to international non profit adoption agencies. Total adoption… …   Wikipedia

  • David M. Smolin — David Mark Smolin (born in New York City, USA) is a professor of law at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama where he is the Harwell G. Davis Chair in Constitutional Law,[1] the director for Cumberland School of Law s Center for… …   Wikipedia

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