Delilah, who is a radio show host, is now back on the air. She took a break after her son, Zack, passed away last fall. She stated that losing Zack was hard, but it did bring the family closer together. She also stated that her daughter found out that she was pregnant before Zack died.
This is the second child that Delilah has lost in the past five years. Her son Sammy died from sickle cell anemia in 2012. Zack committed suicide after a long battle with depression. A listener asked Delilah about books that they should read in order to cope with the loss of a child. She stated that there was not any book that could help.
Delilah also stated that the suggestions that people make have not helped her. She stated that being there for someone is the only thing that can help. Delilah is getting ready to adopt her 14th child. She had three biological children and 10 adopted.
There are 487,000 children who are in foster care. Only 5 percent of these children will have a forever home. She stated that adoption has been a blessing because many of the children would not have a home. She also stated that raising her children has been her world.
Delilah has given some advice that can help people who are going through a difficult ordeal. She stated that no one should go through life sweating the small things. She stated that when you sweat the small things, you take the joy out of living. Delilah’s show comes on The Sound 94.1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. She also has a show from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Amy Duggar-King, who is the cousin of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, recently stated that she would be interested in adopting the Turpin children. David and Louise Turpin subjected their children to horrific abuse. Many people stated that Amy’s statement was just a publicity stunt. However, she stated that she was serious. Amy also said that she would take in all 13 children, whose ages ranged from 2 to 29, if she had enough money and space.
Amy said that she was hurt when she saw the case on television. She also stated that anyone who abuses animals and children should be hung by their toenails. Amy said that she would take the children in and show them the love that they had never experienced. She can relate to the children’s story. She has also suffered horrific abuse at the hands of the father. She revealed this when she appeared on “Marriage Bootcamp.”
David and Louise Turpin’s children were severely malnourished. They were also subjected to physical and mental abuse. The abuse went unnoticed for years until the 17-year-old daughter decided to call the police. The neighbors caught glimpses of what was going on. However, the couple was private, so many people had no idea of what they were doing.
The community saw one of the children at the neighborhood Christmas party. The man was in his 20s, but he looked like he was still a teenager. The children’s classmates also took note of their strange behavior. One of the girl’s classmates stated that she was frail and wore the same clothes every day. The girl was also bullied by her classmates because they stated that her clothes had a funny smell.
Over $400,000 have been raised for the children.
Adoption is a great process that allows a person to become a parent. There are millions of children throughout the world who are waiting to be adopted. In President Trump’s recent speech, he mentioned a police officer who adopted a baby who was impacted by drugs.
There are some people who decide to take drugs while being pregnant. This causes a multitude of issues in the developing fetus. Once the baby is born, there are various issues that parents have to deal with. In this particular story, the mother did not want to take care of the baby. A local police officer decided to adopt the baby. This story made national news because it touched the hearts of so many people.
The Cost of Adoption
One of the reasons that more people do not adopt children is the financial cost. There are tax credits that parents can take advantage of, but these tax credits do not cover the entire cost of the adoption process. There are many government leaders who want to improve the adoption process. It takes several years for the adoption process to finish.
Why Adoption Matters
With millions of children around the world without a home, adoption is a great way for a person to make a positive impact in the world. Adoption is the perfect way to offer a child a loving and supportive home. There are millions of people who owe their success in life to their adoptive parents.
Going through the adoption process is hard. In some cases, the entire process can take years. In the coming years, many people hope that the adoption process is streamlined.
Cassuandra Eisner is a student at Kennebecasis Valley High School. She was adopted when she was 11-years-old. She knew that she defied the odds because older children have a harder time being adopted. She recently spoke at the New Brunswick Adoption Foundation. This was the first time that Cassuandra had spoken in public about adoption.
Children who are adopted typically are not in the spotlight. However, Cassaundra decided to speak at the event because she wanted to persuade more people to adopt older children. There are currently 258 children in New Brunswick who are in need of a permanent home.
There are 400 children who are in foster care. Sixty percent of these children will not be able to return to their families. Cassaundra stated that she went to school with a lot of the children who were represented in those numbers. She also stated that those children want to be a part of a family and deserve one.
There was a study taken by the AB Foundation that showed that people have less interest in adopting older children. One hundred and twenty-one people participated in the study. Seventy-one percent of people wanted to adopt babies. Less than 15 percent of people were interested in adopting a child who was over the age of 12.
Cassaundra’s biological family was not fit to raise her. There was poverty and alcoholism in her family. Most of the people in her family had not completed high school. Cassaundra was placed in foster care in February 2010. She was adopted by John and Susan Eisner, who already had three kids of their own.
Colin Kennedy Robichaud is a 13-year-old boy who was also adopted. He was another person who spoke at the luncheon. He had moved 12 times while in foster care before he was adopted.
The process of adoption can be equally challenging and beautiful for all parties involved. Adoptive parents often wonder if they are doing enough for their children in terms of emotional support and physical provision, and adoptive kids tend to struggle with feelings of worthlessness and abandonment. However, it’s possible for adoptive families to find a “rhythm” that works for them, especially when parents understand where their children are coming from.
It’s important for adoptive parents to keep in mind that each child will have different feelings about his/her adoption. Some will be grateful that their birth parents gave them up; others will be resentful. Some adopted children may experience hurt and confusion because of the adoption, and will express this in a number of ways. Adoptive parents should be willing to let their children communicate their feelings, and constantly provide a sense of security to reaffirm to their children that they have a place to call home.
Adoptive parents should also let go of any embarrassment or shame that comes with adopting children. In some social circles, not being able to or choosing not to have biological children is frowned upon. People may also look at adoptive parents with skepticism if they choose to adopt children of a different race. Adoptive parents should treat their children as if they gave birth to them, no matter what anyone thinks. Children who have been adopted likely already have insecurities and are self-conscious, and when they see their parents give in to social pressure, there could be negative psychological effects. Children need a sense of normalcy, and everyone needs and deserves to be loved.
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One of these momentous occasions in the life of any parent is the day that they successfully adopt a child. While adopting a child is a dream that many parents share, it is a very stressful and costly experience. In some situations, all of the legal bills and procedural expenses can easily add up to more than $50,000. However, one of the advantages of adopting a child has been that there has been a significant amount of tax credits attributed to it in the past.
While there had been significant tax expenses for adoption in the past, one of the biggest concerns that people have had in the last year is whether or not the new tax bill would eliminate these costs. The most recent tax bill did go ahead and eliminate a lot of other deductions that people have taken advantage of. Fortunately, in the final bill, it appears that the adoption tax credit will remain in place. The current tax reform is actually increasing the adoption tax credit to $13,570 (https://news.google.com/news/search/section/q/adoption/adoption?hl=en&gl=US&ned=us). This is about a 1% increase from the prior year. This is a huge advantage for anyone that has to incur the costs.
For those that are becoming new parents, the GOP tax bill that was approved also will continue to provide some of the same tax advantages. This includes providing the same tax credit for families that have children that are under a certain age. While this was rumored to be eliminated, it ended up being a major sticking point and was a necessity for the bill to be approved in the final form. However, it remains to be seen how the tax bill will be affected in the future.
Many people do believe that some of these credits that have been carried forward could be eliminated in the future depending on the financial state of the country in the coming years. Some of the expectations are that the child tax credit and other dependent care deductions could be taken out of the tax code.
Judge Mitchell W. Nance and former Kentucky County clerk have two things in common. Both of them have held elective offices in the state, and both have refused to do their job when LGBT issues were involved. Kim Davis spent time in jail for contempt of court over her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the supreme court decision legalized gay marriage in all 50 states, and Judge Nance routinely recused himself from cases that involved LGBTQI individuals seeking to adopt a child.
While Kim Davis still holds elected office, Judge Nance faced more severe repercussions to his employment. The state fired him for his refusal to do his job. Nance, like Davis, cites sincerely held religious as the reason he continually recuses himself from LGBTQI adoption cases. The judge and his supporters claim he is following a judicial principle that says judges should recuse themselves in cases where they have a personal bias.
A spokesman for the state says the judge acted correctly, but the issue came about because Nance served in a family court. The number of cases he recused himself from routinely prevented him from doing his job. If he cannot do his job, the state argues, he should not continue to serve as a family court judge.
Kentucky allows same-sex parents to adopt, although many other states have attempted to adopt measures preventing same-sex couples from adopting. Many couples are prevented from adopting children because many orphanages are run by religious institutions. United States law carves wide exemptions for organizations that are founded and run by religious orders.
Professor Jeffrey Sharman of DePaul University told the Courier Journal that such frequent recusal could indicate that Nance cannot faithfully perform his office. If Nance is moved from family court to another position, we may also have to recuse himself from any cases involving LGBTQI individuals to remain consistent.
For many families who choose to adopt to add to their families, it is a time that is filled with emotion on so many levels. For Millie Holloman, this rang uitwntrue. Like many who choose adoption after fostering, she wanted to celebrate the finalization. Many adoptive parents photograph the big “gotcha day” as a way to remember the moments their child first joined their family. Mille wanted to take it a step further and include all the people who played a part in bringing her daughter, Vera Wren, to her. So she brought along a letter board and a photographer, and included all the people who helped to make it possible, from the judge who performed the ceremony, to the adoption attorney, to the social worker, to various friends and family of Mille. They all held up the board that noted their particular role in helping the adoption story reach its happy ending. The series of photographs finished out with a smiling Vera Wren with the letter board noting that after 1,070 days in the foster care system, she was finally adopted!
Millie Holloman notes that she believes it takes a village to come together and raise a child. These people were her village when it meant the most. She shares the photos on her personal Facebook page and writes a little message with each one, detailing in a shortened version just how important every person in the pictures is to her adoption story. She thanks them for helping her create a happy ending and for being incredibly amazing allies for her sweet daughter. She hopes such a photo shoot helps to shed some light on adoption and how important foster families truly are in the whole process.
A happy story indeed.
Chip and Tricia Barber wanted to have a child for a long time. The Georgia couple eventually decided to adopt after many years of trying and failing to have a children. They could have adopted a child within the state, but they did not even consider looking within their home state. Georgia has a 10-day revocation period after birth. If the birth mother puts her child up for adoption, she has 10 days in which to change her mind. This revocation period is one of the longest in the country.
The state’s legislature hopes to change the flaws in the adoption code. Members of the legislature attempted to bring the bill up during their last session. They almost voted on the bill, but some staffers added last-minute language that permitted discrimination against same-sex couples on religious grounds. The improved changes to the adoption code might have passed without the language, but the legislators chose to let the bill die quietly in a midnight session.
The Barbers believe that their adopted daughter is a blessing in their lives, but they have not forgotten that there are many children in Georgia in need of parents to adopt them. The couple hopes that the state congressmen deliver on their promise to make changes to the state’s adoption code a legislative priority. Georgia’s adoption law last saw changes in the 1990s, and the almost thirty-year old code discourages many people from considering adopting children from Georgia. House Speaker David Ralston wants to see this change as well. The Republican representative from Blue Ridge believes that it is important that all children in the state have a supportive, loving home, according to Fox 5.
Adopted brothers and sisters sometimes never meet each other. Although this is sad, there are times when adopted brothers or sisters meet in adult life, with or without the intervention of their adopted or biological parents. Kieron Graham did not expect to find his long lost relatives, but his adopted mother gave him a 23andme DNA kit. He took the test and the results showed the political science major at at Kennesaw University. The test results came back. It showed him that his closest living relative, his brother, was a man named Vincent. As it turns out, Vincent was also studying political science at Kennesaw University, according to babble.com
The pair met up quickly and reconnected. The discovery also gave Vincent a chance to meet his biological parents. Graham’s adoptive mother’s gift gave him a chance to reconnect to to his birth parents and find out more about his family and his heritage. Kieron says he held no hostility towards the family of his birth, and that he just wanted to meet them.
The test results gave the adoptive son a chance to meet his other siblings as well. DNA testing kits have been an interesting way of proving ancestry and seeing if a family’s genealogies align with the genetic information. Stories of adoptive families reuniting are becoming more common because of the services offered by these companies.
23andme and similar DNA testing services made headlines earlier this year. Although it was barely noticed in the controversy over Chancellorsville, many white supremacists were using the tests to prove their racial purity. The results seldom came back the way the white supremacists using the tests would have liked. Few people have the pure heritage the white supremacists say is necessary.