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Permanency, Part Three

From the Daily News, more on those “forever families” we’re all so focused on:

They gave up on their “hard-to-place” adopted kids — but not on the government check intended for the discarded kids’ care.

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Friends, That Are Not Forever

How much a person comes to depend upon friendship in a lifetime is beyond comprehension to ordinary thought. As author Massimo Pigliucci says of Aristotle, ‘Aristotle’s opinion was that friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them, and it is this (reciprocal) mirroring that helps them improve themselves as persons. 492 more words

Some Serious Stuff

C's Law

The state senator for our district, a friend from our church, has been working on behalf of our family to have an amendment added to a senate bill that calls for specific types of foster families (those who have filed paperwork to adopt) to be considered a party to the case in their child’s TPR trial. 877 more words

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"Permanency," Part Two

There has (thankfully) been a lot of coverage of the case of Adam Crasper, a Korean adoptee whose (abusive) adoptive parents never filed the paperwork to officially make him an American citizen.  155 more words

Adoption

"Permanency"

Updated story about Davion Only, the 16-year-old foster child who spoke in front of a church congregation in St. Petersburg, Florida, and made an appeal for adoption after learning that his biological mother, who’d been in jail since he was born, had died.   107 more words

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"I like him...well, I love him..."

Both kids are feeling weird about adoption day. There have been various shenanigans and some extreme high energy from both kids. It’s clear they have some emotions that they are confused about. 313 more words

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Necklace

At the physiatrist’s on Tuesday, C had to lie on his tummy at one point so she could check the range of motion in his legs. 137 more words

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