- November 2013
- Vol. 14, No. 8
- Children's Bureau Express
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CBX spotlights this year's National Adoption Month initiative, features a study on Americans' changing attitudes toward adopting from foster care, and highlights a recent law journal article discussing the utility of social media in making family connections and the legal ramifications and pitfalls of social media use.
- November Is National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care. In fiscal year 2012, approximately 52,000 children...
- Studies Track Attitudes About Foster Care Adoption
Two new studies from the Dave Thomas Foundation shed promising light on adoption attitudes in the United States and Canada. The first, a new national survey commissioned by the Dave Thomas...
- Call for Mental Health Professionals Trained in Adoption
Members of the adoption triad—birth parents, adoptive parents, and people who have been adopted—often have difficulties finding mental health care providers who understand the complex...
- Family Medical Leave Laws and Adoption
The Federal Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (P.L. 103-3) requires employers with 50 or more employees to offer both mothers and fathers up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave upon the birth or adoption...
- Social Media and Postadoption Connections
While recent changes to laws in some States have made it possible to access adoption records more readily than in the past, many adopted persons and birth parents have found making connections...