Adopting and Advocating for the Special Needs Child: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

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Abandonment, definition, 15
Abuse. See Emotional abuse; Physical abuse; Sexual abuse
Abuse allegations, false. See False abuse allegations
Adolescents, adopting, 221; parenting, 196, 198, 202, 210, 218, 219, 220
Adopt a Special Kid (AASK), 58, 68
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-272), 14, 184
Adoption Assistance Payments (AAP): advocacy information, 144; advocating for, 141; applying for, 140; average national rate, 22; basic rates, 131; definition, 22; disruption prevention, 130; and divorce, 143; federal guidelines defining, 1; and income taxes, 142; and loans, 143; non-subsidy, 133; parts of application, 140; post-finalization, 132; roadblocks to obtaining, 132; and school lunches, 143; specialized rates, 131; and special needs adoption, 10; state administrator problems, 186; state funded, 132; types of payments, 130
Adoption home study. See Homestudy.
Adoption Opportunities Act (P.L. 95-266), 14
Adoption process: of adult, 221; agency adoption, 16; after failed adoption, 205; international adoption, 182; length of time, 21
Adoption Promotion and Stability Act (APSA), 165
Adoptive Families of America (AFA), 6, 24, 68
Adoptive nursing, 53-56
Adoptive parenting, transracial adoption, 169-172
Adoptive parents, flexibility of, 38-40
Adult, adoption of, 221-222
Advice, 68
Advocacy, 57-59, 141, 144, 147
African Americans, 31, 48, 74, 148, 164, 169, 170-174
Agencies: private, 5; process, 16-17; public, 4.
Age of children, and definition of special needs, 2
AIDS, 121-122
Alabama, 131
Alcohol exposure of fetus. See Fetal Alcohol Effect; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Aldrich, R., 100, 101
Alexander-Roberts, C., 74
Allen, Betty (E. C.), 211
American Indians. See Native Americans
Anger, 10, 48, 58, 59, 62, 83-85, 95, 99, 108, 123, 127
Anxiety, 47, 52, 65, 81, 82, 92-95, 114, 128
Arrest of child, 197-198

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