THE RIGHTS OFTHE CHILDSub-Part I. Rights ofthe child and parental dutySection 1. For the Australian department, see Department of Social Services (Australia). Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through childdren or religious sanction.
No registration is required. However, many adopted children bring to their new families a history of adverse 2 experiences that may make them more vulnerable to developmental risks. ImportanceAbout two percent of the U.S. child population isadopted, either from foster care or through private domestic or internationaladoption. In the U. S. today there are 1.8 million children who have beenadopted, though they are a small proportion of all U.S.
children. ( Appendix 1)Adoption is the pathway by which many adults start or expand a family, and itis unique in that government plays a role in establishing a parent-childrelationship. About Contact Advertise Investors SitemapAdoption.com is not a licensed adoption agency or facilitator and it does not provide professional, legal or medical advice.It does not place children for adoption or match birth parents and adoptive parents.
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