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Permission To Travel and Travel Consent Letters And Why You Need Them

Adults traveling outside the U.S. with children under 18, other than their own, must have a Permission or travel consent letter from both of the minors' guardians. The travel consent letter also covers a child traveling internationally with only one birth parent, one guardian, grandparents or other adults. This written and notarized Permission to Travel Letter from both birth parents,...

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More Great Summer Vacation Ideas

Will this summer be for mountain hikes and canoeing? Beaches and sandcastles?  Shopping, shows and food truck tours? Perfecting your Spanish, celebrating our National Parks? Whatever your pleasure, we know you want to make the most of your time and travel budget. Start your summer vacation planning by sharing ideas and goals with the kids, then listen to theirs. Allow the kids a daily activities...

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Adoptive Children And Family Health

According to research, adopted children and the families who make new homes for them face a special set of medical issues. Here are some tips on what to watch for.Research on adopted children was introduced at the annual Conference of the International Society of Travel Medicine, providing crucial new information about the health of those who are...

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Tips For Healthy Adoptions

Families traveling to adopt a new family member must take special health precautions to prevent unnecessary illness for themselves and for their newest bundle of joy.In 2012, approximately 8,600 infants and children were adopted from overseas by U.S. parents, a large decline over previous years when foreign governments were more accepting of the practice. The majority of these children come...

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