Wikipedia:WikiProject Adoption, fostering, orphan care and displacement

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About About WikiProject: Adoption, fostering, orphan care and displacement[edit]

Welcome to WikiProject:Adoption, fostering, orphan care and displacement (AFOD). Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles associated with adoption, foster care, and child abandonment issues. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to do list.


This Project aims to create a consistent article structure for topics related to adoption, foster care, and child abandonment while simultaneously striving to develop and improve the articles. The goal is to make Wikipedia the best source of accurate and neutral information on for the full array of topics in the subject.

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This WikiProject strives to develop and improve Wikipedia articles related to causes of child abandonment and the solutions society has attempted. The core group of articles includes: Adoption, Orphanage, Foster care, along with Orphan, Foundling, Child abandonment. This core group branches into a wide spectrum of sub-articles from forms of adoption such as International adoption to ethical issues such as the Language of adoption to forced removals such as the Stolen generation.

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To do list[edit]

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  1. The Foster care article needs serious attention.
  2. The International adoption articles requires significant work.
  3. The Family preservation article remains below Wiki standards.
  4. Update Adoption articles to reflect recent developments in open records (New Hampshire, Maine, Ontario, Manitoba, etc.), perhaps merge the articles.
  5. Contribute to finding a new image
  6. Update Sealed birth records entry
  7. Create an Open records page which does not redirect to Open adoption
  8. Create articles for important adoption-related organizations such as The American Adoption Congress, Evan B. Donaldson Institute, and Joint Council on International Children's Services
  9. Look into linking or merging the articles associated with adoption laws in various countries

Current projects[edit]

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None at this time.

Article alerts[edit]

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Category:Relinquishing parents, has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page.Tobit2 (talk) 21:33, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

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Adoption and foster care, in particular, are sensitive topics and views on the ethics and efficiency of these methods can differ dramatically, causing heated debates. As a result, the development of these articles, into factually accurate and credible resources, has been slow. We ask all editors take to heart the following suggestions:

  • Assume good faith. People have different views on this subject. Don't be surprised when ideas obvious to you are baffling or upsetting to others.
  • Try to keep emotions in check. We aim to ground articles in credible facts and unbiased history.
  • Strive to maintain neutral language. Read the Language Suggestions to help avoid charged words and phrases. Adopting the phrases from either Positive Adoption Language and Honest Adoption Language will upset someone. Take the extra time to modify a sentence, you will save endless conflict.

Article Quality[edit]

Please see the Assessment department for statistics on article quality and the instructions on how to rate articles.

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.



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Project Banner[edit]

If you find an article that falls under the scope of this project, feel free to add this banner to the top of its talk page by typing {{WP_AFOD}}. The banner will display as:

WikiProject Adoption, fostering, orphan care and displacement (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Adoption, fostering, orphan care and displacement, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of issues surrounding adoption, foster care, child abandonment, and bereavement on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 Project  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

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You can join this project by adding your name on the participants list and placing the {{User WP AFOD}} template on your user page.

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  1. Tobit2 (talk) 14:59, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
  2. Bill Whittaker (talk) 12:45, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  3. BastunBaStun not BaTsun 00:36, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
  4. Hitsuji Kinno (talk) 17:27, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
  5. Paul McDonald (talk) 02:44, 1 May 2009 (UTC)
  6. Fainites barleyscribs 16:30, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
  7. ---Balloonman <sup>NO! I'm Spartacus! 01:49, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  8. cbodner (talk) 1:01, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
  9. Duff (talk) 10:43, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
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  14. avw1 (talk)
  15. Hmduncan (talk) 17:43, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

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