Adopt A Turkey Month on November, 2024: Should I adopt a cat?

November, 2024 is Adopt A Turkey Month 2024. At Thanksgiving, some adopt a turkey instead of eating one - CNN. Turkeys make wonderful pets

Should I adopt a cat?

Hi there sindy i can ease your worries i have kept cats for twenty years now, and what you do is every six months you give the cat worming pills [i crush them and put them in her meat] and every four-six months depending she is treated for fleas this comes in a liquid form in a sachet that you apply between shoulder blades [so easy] cats do not pass any fungal disease to humans at all so don't believe anybody who says they do, i have a turkish van at the moment [they are known as the swimming cat in turkey where they originate from they are a wonderful cat when i first got her aged six weeks old, i was taking a shower and turned to get the soap and she was playing with the water splashing off me it was funny to see her do this now she always in the shower when i have one and swims in the pond too. i hope you do give a home to a cat there are so many that need loving homes and if you just stick to the routine will have no prob's with worms or fleas, best wishes .

What sort of things would you need to adopt a child?

What sort of things would you need to adopt a child?

An adopted child needs the same as a non adopted child which includes treating that child exactly the same way as your daughter.

Adopting hasn't changed that much in regards to adopting in the UK except that it's harder to adopt a baby. Obviously you know you need to be approved to adopt before you can adopt internationally and it will be expensive compared to adopting domestically. You will also have to comply with the laws of the country you adopt from.

It doesn't matter whether you own your own property or rent, income doesn't matter that much as long as you can provide for your child nor does it matter what job you have. For example a milkman and a stay at home mother would be considered equally to you during the process. What matters is the safety of your home, that you have a bedroom for the child, that you understand that adoption can affect the child you are adopting and so on.

I did a google search and came up with this information which means according to the link that if you don't adopt from a designated country you would have to re-adopt the child in the UK. Personally I think it is a shame that you aren't considering adoption from foster care.

What is the Designated List?

The Designated List refers to the list of countries that are named on the Adoption (Designation of Overseas Adoptions) Order 1973. (See also the Home Office leaflet, 'Intercountry Adoption and the Immigration Rules'). The UK automatically recognises an adoption made in any of the countries named on the Designated List.

The Designated List is currently being reviewed under the provisions of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. Further information on the progress of the review will appear on this website.

Which countries are on the Designated List?

Commonwealth countries:








British Virgin Islands


Cayman Islands







Hong Kong










New Zealand


Pitcairn Island

St Christopher and Nevis

St Vincent



South Africa

Sri Lanka




Trinidad and Tobago




Foreign countries:



China (but only where the child was adopted on or after 5 April 1993 and was living in England or Wales on or after 10 July 1995 and will be living in Scotland on or after 10 February 1996 and will be living in Northern Ireland)

Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroes)


France (including Reunion, Martinique, Guadeloupe and French Guyana)




The Republic of Ireland




The Netherlands (including the Antilles)


Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)

Spain (including the Balearics and Canary Islands)





United States of America

Yugoslavia (but none of the states which make up the former Yugoslavia).

What will it mean if I adopt from a country that is not on the Designated List?

If the child was adopted in a non-designated country, you will need to re-adopt in a UK court. An adoption order made in this country will then automatically confer British citizenship on the child if either you or your partner is a British citizen at the time the adoption order is made.

Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?

Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?

Its a long story ... one month is allotted 28 days and that is the month of February, during leaft year (every 4-years) a day is added to it that makes it 29. Logically all of them have 28 days.

The Julian calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BC, began on 1st January, with the length of months alternating between 31 and 30 days - except for February, which had 30 days in a leap year and 29 days otherwise. (This replaced an earlier Roman calendar which had 10 months of alternating 30 and 31 days, followed by a "winter gap", the length of which varied from year to year. The last year of this old calendar actually had 445 days.)

Complications to the Julian system began when the Senate wanted to name a month after the then Emperor Augustus. To avoid slighting the Emperor, the month named for Augustus must be as long as the month named for Julius, and should follow it directly. And so July and August became 31 days each, and February surrendered an extra day. (To avoid 3 successive 31 day months, September was shortened to 30 days, October lengthened to 31, and so on.)

The Romans initially introduced leap years every 3 years, but by about 9 BC it was seen that the calendar was getting out of step with the solstices, so leap years were abandoned altogether, until about AD 4 or 8, when leap years were re-introduced as every 4 years. Even this was not completely accurate, giving an error of 45 minutes in 4 years, or 3 days in 400 years. In time, this miscalculation became quite noticeable.

Around 150 AD Christian churches decided to take over the pagan festival of Saturnalia (the winter solstice) and celebrate 25th December as Christ's birthday. Later, when the cult of the Virgin Mary became popular, it was thought that the Christian era should start on the day of Christ's conception, that is, 9 months earlier on 25th March, which they named Ladyday. The year began on 25th March and ended on the following 24th March.

All moveable feasts in the church calendar relate to Easter. In turn, gospel tradition related Easter to the Jewish festival of Passover, which in turn was related to the spring equinox, the phase of the moon and the celebration of the Sabbath. Over the centuries, by following the Julian calendar, the Easter festival was slowly but surely moving away from the spring equinox towards the summer solstice. The new system adopted by Pope Gregory in the 16th century, specified a calendar with a year length of 365 days, 5 hours, 40 minutes, 20 seconds. Therefore 3 days had to be dropped every 400 years. So those years which were divisible by 100 would only be leap years if they were divisible by 400. To correct errors which had built up over centuries, Pope Gregory declared that Thursday 4th October 1582 in the Julian Calendar should be immediately followed by Friday 15th October in the Gregorian Calendar.

Scotland and most Roman Catholic countries of Europe adopted the Gregorian Calendar in 1582 or soon after. Most Protestant countries however ignored this Papal decision for another 200 years. In England, they still followed the old Julian Calendar (year ending 24th March) until 1751. Lord Chesterfield's Act of 1751/2 stated that the year 1752 would begin on 1st January and end on the following 31 December. In addition, in 1752 only, the calendar was adjusted to omit 11 days (2nd September was followed by 14th September) to bring their "new" (Gregorian) calendar back in line with most of the rest of Europe.

Orthodox countries (those following allegiance to the Patriarch of Constantinople) were even slower to change. Russia, for example, did not convert to the new calendar until after the Russian Revolution. An interesting consequence of this was that when London hosted the 1908 Olympic Games, the Russian team arrived 12 days late because of it! Turkey was the last major European country to adopt the Gregorian Calendar - on 1st January 1927.

In England, the "quarter days" (for quarterly events like the Quarter Court sessions) were Lady Day (March 25) when the legal year started, St John the Baptist Day (Midsummer Day, June 24), Michaelmas (September 29) and Christmas (December 25). These were close to the equinoxes and solstices and were regarded as the beginning of the dates of the seasons. In the City of London, when the calendar changed, bankers refused to pay their taxes 11 days early, and so would not pay before 5th April, which still remains the date of the end of the fiscal year.

When reading English dates prior to 1752, regard the years with care. Was the date written by someone from that time? - in which case remember the year ran from March to March. However if the date was written by a modern researcher, did they understand the calendar in place at the time - and what system were they using when they described a date such as 2nd January 1701? To avoid confusion the convention is to write that date as 2nd January 1701/2 which uniquely identifies the year. (1701 in this case being the year according to the old Julian Calendar, and 1702 according to the "new" Gregorian Calendar.)

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