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Alice Allen, Rev (ULC)

Adoption Reunion and Reconciliation - "Do I matter to you?" - To adopted persons and their families, it is an especially important question. I offer guidance related to post-adoption search and reunion. Questions about how to search, what to expect of reunion, and where to locate resources are welcome. Please 'View Profile' for more detail.

Adoption STAR

Questions related to domestic and international adoption.

Chandricka R. Mose, LCSW-C, LICSW, ACSW

EXTENSIVE!! I can answer questions about issues pertaining to foster care, treatment foster care, foster care to adopt matters, kinship care, reunification and homestudy concerns and process.

Peter C. Winkler, CSW

I have experience with adoption subsidy, the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children and variety of other adoption related matters. I hope that I can be helpful to those who are considering adoption or would like to adopt a child.

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2016-10-02 Sibling Search:

The search for siblings may prove difficult without identifying information. Much will depend on where the adoptions were finalized. Reunion registries and DNA registries are becoming more popular and

2016-09-27 How old do three girls have to be in order to understand that they:

Hello,     This is not difficult for them to understand at all.  If they are raised as sisters under the same roof, they will just be sisters.  As they mature and begin to have questions about it, you

2016-09-26 Why would a 12 year old like it when adult men were to:

Hello,    Unfortunately, without knowing the child or the circumstances of the situation, I can not definitively say why a child would have a better relationship with her adoptive father than her biological

2016-09-26 How would a child feel toward her mother?:

We are unclear exactly what you are asking, but will do our best to reply to your questions.  If a child feels safe and loved by an adoptive parent or guardian, they may wish to remain in the care of that

2016-09-26 How would a child feel toward her mother?:

We can not predict how a child might feel or react if a mother chooses not to reveal information about their birth father.  If there is no father listed on a child's birth certificate, the parent who is

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