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Child Adoption
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Construct Name: Child Adoption
Definition of Construct: It is important when adopting to accept that it is more important to be a parent than to have a child biologically; research and find that adoption is right for those planning to adopt; and share adoption plans with others.

Adoption is the judicial and administrative act that establishes a permanent legal parent-child relationship between a minor and an adult who is not already the minor's legal parent and terminates the legal parent-child relationship between the adoptive child and any former parents. From Intercountry Adoption – Bureau of Consular Affairs – U.S. Department of State

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  • Risk and Decision Making
Theoretical Foundation: Transtheoretical Model
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(Last Updated: 7/29/2011 3:13:59 PM by Janice Prochaska)


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