Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on May 14, 1974 · Page 10
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Fewer Children Are Available for Adoption By Judy Franklin are ooen onlv to *„„„,.., ™ . J ]*•>•**•* By Judy Franklin (Drake University JoumalismSluHi.nl) DES MOINES - lowans hoping to adopt a child this year may find it increasingly difficult due to a decrease in the number of available children, according to a state official. The official. Mrs. Miriam Turnbull. adoption specialist for the Iowa Department of Social Services here, said that in 1973. Iowa judges approved 2,578 adoption petitions. 231 fewer than in 1972. Department statistics show a 20 per cent decrease in the number of petitions approved from 1971 to 1972. and an additional 20 per cent decrease in 1973 after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion in January. "After 1972. "the trend changed abruptly and there has been a drastic reduction in the number of children available for adoption since abortion is now permissible." Mrs. Turnbull said. "Normal, healthy children are rarely available now. and because of this, applications are open only to couples willing to adopt handicapped children," said Mrs. Margaret McEwan. adoption worker for the Iowa Children's and Family Services (ICFS). Iowa's third largest private adoption agency. According to Mrs. Kathleen Allen, ICFS adoption supervisor, adoption rates are lower also because, since 1969, the trend has been for mothers of infants born out of wedlock to keep their children, rather than give them up for adoption. A breakdown of 1973 statistics shows that of the 2,578 adoptions last year, 531 were handled by private agencies. 385 independently of any agency. 137 by public agencies. 28 by the court and one where the type of placement was not reported. This means that 71 per cent of all Iowa adoptions were handled by agencies, while 29 per cent were placed independently. No placement was indicated for an additional 1.496 cases. 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Are you a cautious investor looking for more income? * The Kiiml seeks current Income by Investing in securities which are guaranteed by the U.S. Government or its Instrumentalities both as to the payment of principal and Interest. *• Daily Interest accrued by the Fund on the portfolio securities. * .Minimum investment: $230. Fur Fund Prospectus write; American Giowth Fund Sponsors, Inc. 611 North West St. (Professional Hide.) Carroll, Iowa 51401 Phone: 792-2866 Attention: Wayne Halbur, Mgr. FARM MANAGEMENT Hail Insurance 2002 Crestview Drive Investments Contact HARRY D. FRANK Stocks and Bonds 792-4400 CorroH TYPEWRITER & ADDING MACHINE |arroU SALES and SERVICE ,-pewriter Cecil H. Cobble Owner 223 E. 5th, Carroll, Iowa 5H01 Phone (712) 792-3248 No Charge For Estimate* DR. JOHN E. MARTIN OPTOMETRIST EYES EXAMINED - GLASSES FITTED Contact Lenses — Children's Visual Problems Me* Ground Floor Location — 524 N. Adams St. 'Between Hannaich Beauty Shop and Sherwin-William) ICloied Sat. Afternoon) Phone 792-9709 Carroll. Iowa DR H. K. RICHARDSON, Optometrist Dial 792-9687 805 North Main St. EYES EXAMINED GLASSES PITTED CONTACT LENSES Ralph M. Crone ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Dial 792-9277 5l«'/i N. R j. FERLIC,M.D. 715 N. Ada mi—Carroll, law* Office Hauri: 9 to 12—I to 5 General Practice—Obstetric* Fracture t—X-Reyi Office Dial 792-4120 Hem* Dial 792-3401 CHINIS • MUI •WTIWITI • TNUI MNMMT FM AU HUM • jjtTjwiwmiii- 1 791-3677 1 til •*to«te TIHHI ILX CAMOU BILL COMITO BOOKKEEPING TAX SERVICE Over Warttr-t *••»•*<• Center Ph. 792-3105 R. B. MORRISON, M.D, 117 East 6th St. - Carroll, Iowa General Prattle* — Medicine Offict Phont 792-3543 — Homt 792-3630 37.2 per cent of the adoption decrees approved in 1973 were granted to petitioners not related to the child, compared with 41.6 per cent in 1972. This indicates that a greater percentage of Iowa adoptions was by step-parents or relatives, she said. Twenty-three single parent adoptions were completed last year and there were 78 inter-racial adoptions (3 per cent of all decrees granted). The average adoption fee in Iowa is $850 which covers all services rendered. Adoption services include a thorough study of the family, locating an available child and placement procedures. Mrs. Allen indicated that the length of adoption procedure varies according to the needs of each family and the type of children available. She indicated that the waiting list for families hoping to adopt normal children is extensive. According to Mrs. McEwan, adoption requirements vary with each agency in areas of family life, religion and medical history. A minimum income is not required and subsidies are available to families which adopt handicapped children who require additional medical expense. "Ten years ago. adoption was reserved for childless Proclaims Life Insurance Week WHEREAS, more families- invest in life insurance than any other form of savings; and WHEREAS, life insurance is for many the base for family financial security planning; and WHEREAS, it behooves all policyholders and beneficiaries to become better informed about life insurance, its functions and purposes; and WHEREAS, the Iowa Association of. Life Underwriters is cooperating in a program to educate the public on the many and broad aspects of life insurance: NOW, THEREFORE.I Robert D. Ray, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim the week of May 12-18.1974. as Life Insurance Education Week in Iowa, and urge all citizens to learn more about their life insurance and what it can do for them, and how it can be of the utmost value to the beneficiaries. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the Great Seal 01 tne state or lowa to be affixed. Done at Des Moines this 12th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred seventy-four. Robert Ray Governor Attest: William D. Synhorst Secretary of State Manning School Adds Awards MANNING - The Manning High School annual Awards Day will be held on May 16 beginning at 1:15 p.m. in the high school auditorium. This year awards for participating in girls basketball, track and softball, golf and FFA have been added to the list of awards given previously. The program'is open to anyone interested in attending. Jean Garner, Manning's AFS student who is making her home with the Rev. and Mrs. Don Griffin, will soon be completing her senior year at Manning and will be returning to her native England this summer. The A. F.S. Committee is planning a reception for Jean on May 15 following the spring band concert. The reception will be held in the school cafetorium. Any adults interested in attending are invited. The music department of the Manning High School received three Division I ratings following the participation in the large group contest at Odebolt on May 4. The Manning High School band, choir, girls glee and boys glee were competing along with 14 other schools. The rating results for that day were: band, choir and girls glee — Division I and boys glee — Division II. couples and infertility was a prerequisite," Mrs. McKwan said. "Today, couples with children of their own may adopt additional children." Iowa has 11 private adoption agencies licensed by the State Board of Welfare. They are divided into three categories — Catholic, Protestant and nonsectarian. Catholic agencies include: Catholic Charities of Davenport, Davenport; the Catholic Council for Social Concern, Des Moines, with an office in Council Bluffs; Catholic Charities of Dubuque. with branch offices in Cedar Rapids and Waterloo, and Catholic Charities of Sioux City, with an office in Fort Dodge. The three Protestant organizations are: The Lutheran Home Finding Society. Ft. Dodge, with a branch office in Cedar Rapids; Lutheran Social Service of Iowa, with offices in Iowa City, Mason City, Sioux City and Waterloo, and the Christian Home Association, Council Bluffs. Nonsectarian agencies in Iowa include: American Home Finding Association, Ottumwa: Florence Crittenton Home, Sioux City; Hillcrest Services to Children and Youth, Dubuque, with branches in Atlantic. Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, and Iowa Children's and Family Services. Des Moines and Ft. Dodge. Additional statistics indicate that of 1,119 infants born out of wedlock in 1973, 1.107 were born to unmarried women and 12 were born to married women. At the time of placement, 595 infants were under one month of age. In addition, 2,454 adoptions of white children were completed last year, compared with 58 adoptions of black children and 65 of children fr6m other minority groups. , Each Iowa county has an adoption service under the jurisdiction of the Department of Social Services. In 1973, Polk County handled the largest number of adoptions and, of 399 cases, 140 (or 35 per cent) were placed with Iowa families. (Distributed by the Iowa Daily Press Local Couple Return From European Trip CARNARVON — Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chambers have returned from a five weeks trip through Europe. They visited many famous sites and met relatives in Germany. Mrs. Roland Thorpe of here entertained the Birthday Club to Denison at Lake Wood Tuesday evening returning to their home for cards. Mr, and Mrs. Don Petsch Citizenship Awards —Times Herald News Service Photo The Audubon County Bar Association's annual citizenship awards, presented annually to two high school seniors in the county, have been awarded to Nancy Spies of Gray, a student at Audubon High School, and Joel Tibben of Exira. They are shown receiving the awards From County Attorney Robert D. Nelson Heft) and District Court Judge R. Kent Martin of Atlantic, during the annual law day ceremonies in Audubon. and son of here spent last Sunday with their daughter Rhonda at Des Moines. Mrs. Gene Boeckman of here entered the hospital in Lake City Wednesday forenoon for observation and treatment. She came home Saturday afternoon. Club Makes Contributions MANNING - The Women's Relief Corp discussed Memorial Day plans May 2 at the home of Mary Steen, with 13 members present. Contributions were made to the Piney Wood School in Mississippi and the Nursing Scholarship Fund. 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