Lezli Adams writes a column to address questions about issues surrounding the adoption experience. Lezli Adams (AskBmom) is a reunited birthmother, search consultant, and former caseworker. In this article Lezli addresses an adoptive mother wondering how to get a birth mother with a past history of abuse to stop contacting them.... [more]
Regardless of the health or dysfunction of a child's family, innocence makes no room for loss. At such times, it is absolutely imperative that a child be embraced, talked to, and included - not ignored.... [more]
A collaborative effort between law enforcement and child protective services (CPS) is the preferred approach to investigating reports of child maltreatment.... [more]
The foster care system serves children who have suffered abuse or neglect.... [more]
Adoptive mother tells of situation with her adoptive son and her grief.... [more]
A story about siblings growing up in an unsafe enviroment, a drug addicted mother, and the children having to take care of the family.... [more]
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