• Babies and Toddlers
    Birthparent and Adoptive Parent Relations
    Prenatal Adoption Information
    Prenatal Adoption Information If the child you're planning to adopt isn't yet born, whatever information you can gain about the pregnant woman and about the child's prenatal condition is important. Researchers are discovering that prenatal condi...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Birthparent and Adoptive Parent Relations
    Adoptive Parent Rights
    Adoptive Parent Rights Adopterms To finalize an adoption means to go to court before a judge to receive legal permission and recognition that the child is yours. There are also several other adoption issues affecting adoptive parents that are ha...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Birthparent and Adoptive Parent Relations
    Birthmothers Who Change Their Minds About Adoption
    Birthmothers Who Change Their Minds About Adoption Probably the most intensely felt fear of adopters is that the birthmother will make an adoption plan—and then flip-flop and decide to raise the child herself. Very few birthmothers change thei...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Birthparent and Adoptive Parent Relations
    Adoption: Birthparent Rights
    Adoption: Birthparent Rights The laws governing birthparents' rights and responsibilities differ widely from state to state. Birthfather rights, in particular, are all over the map, although a few highly public court battles in the late twentiet...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Birthparent and Adoptive Parent Relations
    The Birthfather's Role in Adoption
    The Birthfather's Role in Adoption Adopterms A birthfather is a man who, with a woman, conceives a child who is later adopted or for whom an adoption is planned. He may also be called the biological father. A putative father is a man who is alle...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Birthparent and Adoptive Parent Relations
    When Birthparents Choose Adoption
    When Birthparents Choose Adoption Real Life Snapshots Diane, a woman in her late twenties, learned she was pregnant even though she had used birth control. Because she decided against abortion, her co-workers assumed she'd become a single mom. B...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Birthparent and Adoptive Parent Relations
    Adoption: When Problems Occur with Birthparents
    Adoption: When Problems Occur with Birthparents Although your relationship with the birthparents may start out great, sometimes problems develop later on. Keep in mind that relationships with family members (including one's own parents) are some...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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