Adoption

Adoption is a legal process that creates a parent-child relationship between individuals not related by blood. Adoption entitled the adopted child to all privileges like natural child and the original parent transfers all their rights and responsibilities to the adoptive parent.

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Baby Names
Names and Name Meanings

What is a good middle name to go with Ashley?

Nicole!!! That is my middle name and I would not change it!!!!!!

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Law & Legal Issues
Child Support
Foster Care

How much money do foster parents get to foster a newborn baby?

Answer:

If you feel compelled to ask about how much money you will receive as a foster parent; you should not be participating in this area. The priority is the child's welfare, which is carefully monitored by the foster agency. You will receive enough money to meet the child's needs, plus some. Still, this is not about a family business, its about the appropriate development, nurturing, and an over-all maturation process to ensure a child's future. Its not about money.

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However, the reason I wanted to know a ball park figure is that I am raising my two grandchildren, keeping them out of the foster care system. I get a grant from the state to help me out, which takes care of the day care while I work and a small amount per month on top of that. They act as if they are paying me out of their pocket and I get a lot of grief from them. So my question about how much it pays was to determine about how much the state saves when someone steps up and takes the children instead of putting them in to foster care. I do firmly believe what you said however, if you are looking into doing this, the money you make should not be why you do it.

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This varies widely from state to state but the typical range is between $15 and $30 a day in total compensation. That compensation is not always in cash and may be a combination of food stamps, clothing vouchers and donated goods.

Something else to keep in mind is that these compensations are considered reimbursement. Meaning you are expected to front all of the expenses up front and may not receive anything in return for 4 to 6 weeks.

For example a child may show up with no extra clothing, you may be given $50 a month for a clothing allowance, you are not likely to receive your first $50 clothing voucher for 4 to 6 weeks after getting the child. So you would be fronting any clothing expenses the child needs and by the time you get more money for clothing it is likely to be time to buy something else with that money.

This is an issue that needs to be considered for all basic necessities like food, clothing, entertainment, school supplies, etc. Also note that you will not be reimbursed for any large setup costs such as furniture for bedrooms.

The only expenses you are not normally expected to cover will be medical as the child should be put on a state sponsored medical program, though in some states there may still be an up front and/or non refundable deductible that is out of pocket to the foster parent.

If a child has special needs (handicap, etc) there may be small allowances for additional unusual expenses but again these are likely to be reimbursed after the parent fronts the money and will often require receipts to prove the cost.

There are essentially two options with foster care, take in only one or two children, typically in addition to your own and do it purely out of love. You will lose money, so you will need to have enough income to cover the addition of more children into your life. The amount reimbursed is likely to barely scratch the surface.

The second option is full time fostering of multiple children. If you have the space to foster 6 to 10 children at once you may be able to leverage the reimbursements to cover all expenses. Food budgets can be stretched by making large cheaper meals at home, clothing budgets can be stretched with hand me downs and group events can be organized to help attempt to keep the children entertained at minimal costs. You still wont be making much that could be considered profit, but you might get by without a job of your own if you make fostering your full time activity.

If for any reason you are considering doing this for the money, realize you will be much higher paid operating a professional day care with private clients than what you will be getting as a foster parent even with multiple children. And foster parenting is 24/7, these kids aren't going home at the end of the day.

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Investing and Financial Markets

Definition of a privately funded agency?

It means an organization that operates without the benefit of being funded by ANY public money/taxes.

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Politics and Government
Elections and Voting

What adoption of which progressive reform denied political bosses the power to pick their partys candidates for general elections?

secret ballot

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History of China
Vincent van Gogh

Can a country have more than one type of government?

Yes . There can be more than one type of government . There are three types of government -:

Local government - it takes care of a city , village or district .

State government - it takes care of a state

Central/Union government - it takes care of the entire country .

Hope it helped you ! :)

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International Adoption
Children and the Law

Can a parent disown an adopted child?

no go over and talk to them today

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Capitalism

Which people formed part of the middle class after the adoption of capitalism?

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People

Which people formed part of the middle class after the adoption of capitilsm?

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Can a covicted felon adopt a child in California the spouse has no record?

yes sorta put it this way i am married to a convicted felon. I live in California and have no record i gained custody of his niece at birth thru fostercare and has had her for almost 18mths. of course i was told no way but contactd lawyer and they said yes the way around it is u adopt the child he signs off on the child. social workers lawyers just have to draw up the papers. he will not have any responsiblity to the child but paper doesnt make him the father everyday daddy does good luck

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Who s your daddy?

my dad name is rick

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How do you convince your parents to adopt a child?

i have like four girls in my family and im the only boy my dad is in texas so im the only boy plzzz i need a brother

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Earth Sciences
Microbiology
Genetics

Anything that can live on its own is called?

Unicellular

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What is a child adoption place called?

an adoption agency

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International Adoption

How do I convince my mom to adopt a child?

You don't. Such a decision is hers and hers alone.

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How can a parent disown an adult adopted child?

Disown is not a legal term. If you don't want contact with your child once they are of legal age you don't have to.

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History of China

Why did Emperor Qin Shi Huang order the adoption of a common written languageHint: Qin Shi Huang needed his subjects to be able to understand the laws and whenthey had disobeyed them.?

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Drums

What are the Key drivers and restraints resulting in growth of Fiber Drums Market and how Sustainable Packaging Across Sectors Dominates Adoption of Fiber Drums?

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Parenting and Children
Athletes

Is Ahmad Rashad Geoffrey Simmons biological father?

Yes. Geoffery Simmons was born December 31st, 1967 when Ahmad, formerly Bobby Moore) was attending Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Washington. Bobby had been dating Melody Neal (Geoffery's mother) for 4 years when she became pregnant as a sophomore at Mt. Tahoma. She left school and had Geoffery at an unwed mother's facility in Seattle, Washington where Bobby would visit. Melody gave up custody of their first son through Medina Children's adoption program. She knew she could not raise him on her own with Bobby being offered scholarship from prestigious universities for his athletic skills. She would regret this greatly and spend the rest of her life earching for her son yet finding him to no avail before she passed from cancer in 1991. Her difficulty in finding him was due to sealed court records and reluctance from Bobby not kno wing what they might find after so many years.

Geoffery was born at Swedish Hospital in Seattle. Geoffery is officially Melody Neal and Bobby Moore's (now Ahmad Rashad's) first son.

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Adopt me?

Say something rude to get adopted

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Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages

Is Alec Konkle Up for adoption?

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Has anyone adopted from foster care?

Lots of people have adopted from foster care.

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Essays
Adoption
Mumbai

Bugtong bugtong Hindi tao Hindi hayop Hindi bagay pero naninigarilyo?

bulkan

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Birth Certificates

How do you find out who your biological father is when your mother won't tell you and his name is not on your birth certificate?

Well, this is going to take some detective work. First thing is to ask questions of those in the know how. Who was your mother close to at the time of your birth. What places did she go to or work at that time. Ask other family members if they know of anyone. Im positive someone else in the family knows they are just not saying. You can get a DNA test done so you know what the two people who are your biological parents are have for genetic makeup and go from there. Ask your mother one more time about this, she may have a good reason for not wanting to tell you but you do have the right to know who your biological father is. YOu really can't. Unless you have a potential father to gather DNA samples from to be tested, you will never know. Even if someone tells you at this point I would be careful about believing it. You may track down some of your mother's old friends from around the time you were born but this will take some long-term scheming on your part since asking them straight out will probably get a phone call to your mother instead of an answer. Chances are that your monther's friends know who it is though.

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Is there a formal regulated national system that oversees family child care and centerbased care?

in the united states: no, the family/child care systems are state based, not federal.

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Custody

Can a sibling get custody of another sibling?

Get one from the adoption store?

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