If you stop to think about it, the sheer quantity of information available throughout the world is astounding. There’s just so much to learn and often times, it can feel overwhelming. How is one person expected to take it all in? Here’s where having a photographic memory would come in handy.
“Oh, you want to know about cooking techniques utilized in 1776? Sure thing, just give me a second. I think it was on page 2,684 of my brain index. Ahh yes! Here it is.”
Unfortunately, for the majority of us, simply willing our brains to know something probably won’t work. That’s alright though, for it’s written “nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37). Instead, we can take it one thing at a time, or perhaps, one term at a time in this case. Each week, I’ll introduce and briefly discuss a useful term concerning some aspect of adoption.
Avoiding brain-overload is, as Martha Stewart would say, a good thing.
Here’s today’s term:
Public Adoption Agency
Public adoption agencies include those at the county, state and national level. Often times they are referred to as “Social Services”, “Human Services”, or “Child and Family Services”. Regardless of their title, these agencies all receive government funding. In addition, children who are adopted through public adoption agencies are primarily those waiting children from either foster care or institutional settings.