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About.com Adoption/Foster Care: Most Popular Articles



These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:41:30 +0000

 



Former Foster Kid Offers Advice to New Foster...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A former foster kid offers advice for foster parents on what to say to a new foster child that enters the home.



Searching for Birth Parents and the Adoptive...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

So, your child is searching for birth parents. Should an adoption reunion always be bad news for adoptive parents? Some adoptees and birth parents feel that adoptive parents have no place in an adoption reunion. How would you feel if your child was searching for birth parents?



Parenting Tips to Help Foster Kids During the...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Foster kids enter new foster homes at any time of the year and this often means enrolling in a new school. Tips to help your foster children adjust to a new school more quickly.



3 Days to Writing Awesome Documentation

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Written documentation has helped many foster and adoptive parents through difficult times. This ecourse is to help other foster and adoptive parents develop the skill of written documentation.



Confidential Intermediary

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Adoption searches sometimes require the use of a Confidential Intermediary (CI). What is a CI?



What Not to Put into a Foster or Adopted...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

While it all may be part of a child's life story, but are there some things that are best left out of a lifebook? Yes.



Who Can Be a Foster Parent?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Who can be a foster parent? It's open to almost everyone. Foster parents are needed all over the world. Are you ready to be a foster parent and help a foster child?



Adoption Search Angel Listing for the United...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A listing of the About.com Adoption Search Angels. These volunteers help find members of family separated by adoption.



7 Ways to Start Your Child's Lifebook

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Ideas on how to begin your foster or adopted child's lifebook.



The Geographical Areas Covered by Our Free...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Find an Adoption Search Angel in your geographical search area. Then email the free Adoption Search Angel all the information you have found on your birth family to begin your adoption search.



How to Be a Great Foster Parent

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Learn more about how to being a great foster parent means helping a family be reunited.



Common Myths About Open Adoption

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

There are many myths about open adoptions. Which open adoption myth have you heard before? Which ones do you believe? Explore the truth about open adoption.



Some chilling cases of murder among adopted...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

There have been several child murder cases of adopted children from Russia. Here are the quick facts on these chilling child murder cases.



Indiana Adoption

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Information on Indiana adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Indiana adoption.



Things to Do This Summer for Your Foster or...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Ideas for things to do to help keep your foster or adoptive kids busy during breaks from school. These fun activities may save your sanity and give kids things to do this Summer.



Learn How to Be a Great Foster Parent in 5 Weeks

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Five weeks of lessons to help sharpen your foster parenting skills. Topics include working as a part of a professional team in case plans, helping family reunification, understanding the grieving foster child, discipline, culture, and lifebooks.



An Adoption Poem - Until Forever

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Another adoption poem by Tom Fisher



An Adoption Poem - The Promise

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A birth mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her two sons that were adopted 11 years ago.



An Adoption Poem - A Mother's Love

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Tom Fisher shares another adoption Poem.



The History of Open Adoption

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Catch a quick informative glimpse of open adoption in this short article by Lucille Carroll, guest author. Open adoption is not a new concept.



Adoption Baby Shower Word Scramble

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

By taking a bit of creative license and adding in adoption themed words, we can re-create an appropriate adoption baby shower game. Choose 10 or so words related to babies, toddlers, or adoption and scramble the letters to create a fun adoption baby shower game.



An Adoption Poem - Today Is Her Birthday

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Poem about a birthmother on her placed child's birthday.



10 Things to Do When Foster Kids Fight

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What do you do when foster kids fight? How can you establish peace within your foster home and deal with all the kids fighting? Here are 10 ideas to help when foster kids fight.



Discounted Airfare for Adoption Travel

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Do research before purchasing airfares offered through adoption fare programs to make sure that they are the best deal for international adoption travelers.



Gay Adoption Issues

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Know adoption law before attempting to complete a gay adoption. It may help to prevent some issues.



What to Look for in Adoption Agencies

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What should you look for in good adoption agencies? What things should you look out for? Read the experiences of birth and adoptive parents who have worked with both good and bad adoption agencies.



An Adoption Poem - The Two Women

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoptive parent has written about the love two women have for a child.



Where Do I Find the State and Local Numbers on...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

If you are an adoptee searching for your birth family, your adoption search angel may request numbers off of your birth certificate. Learn why a birth certificate number is important during an adoption search.



What Is Adoption Day?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Adoption Day is a nationally recognized event when thousands of adoptions are finalized across the United States.



Single Woman Adoption Requirements for China

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

China has a new policy for a single woman adoption program. This program focuses on matching special needs children with single woman. Learn more about single woman adoption.



An Adoption Poem - A Special Bond, a Feeling I...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoptee shares how it felt to be a part of an adoptive family, yet not feel connected with anyone until she became a mother.



An Adoption Poem - Angels Working Overtime

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoption poem for children, submitted by an adoptive parent.



Write a Post Adoption Report

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

How to write a post adoption report. Post adoption reports are mainly required after an international adoption.



How to Make a Foster Family Allegation Proof

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Solid advice on how to best protect your foster family from allegations. It's not a fool proof plan, but these tips should help keep allegations from being such a constant in your life.



Adoption Poems for Children

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Adoption poems that may be more appropriate for children.



All About Adoption Search

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Learn the basics of adoption search. There are several options available to those seeking to find lost loved ones.



What Teens Need to Know When Close to Aging Out...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A letter to youth aging out of foster care with words of advice and tips on being successful with their transition.



An Adoption Poem - When Angels Intervene

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoptive mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her child.



Rules for Adoption Search Angels and Those They...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Adoption search angels work for free to help adoptees and birth families that are seperated by adoption to reunite. There are some things to be aware of before working with an adoption search angel.



An Adoption Poem - The Right Choice for a Baby...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A teen mom who chose adoption for her baby, shares an adoption poem that she wrote.



What Is an Open Adoption?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What constitutes contact in an open adoption? Gain some ideas for contact within an open adoption.



An Adoption Poem - Mother

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoption poem explores the connection between a birth mom and an adoptive mom.



New Mexico Adoption

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

How to go about completing a foster care adoption in New Mexico.



An Adoption Poem - I Dream of You

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Beautiful adoption poem by Tom Fisher about a birth parent's love.



Super Easy Adoption Announcement

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Step-by-step directions on how to create a super easy adoption announcement. This adoption announcement should also be super easy on your budget.



What’s in a Foster Child’s Luggage?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Foster children bring many things with them into a foster home. Most of these things are not held in a suitcase.



An Adoption Poem - To Her Birthmother

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoption poem by Tom Fisher to the birthmother of his youngest daughter recently adopted from China.



Guardian ad litem (GAL)

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

The Guardian ad Litem or GAL is a foster child's attorney in court. The GAL represents the child and the child's wishes and no one else.



An Adoption Poem - Instantly

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoption poem written by an adoptive mother waiting for the adoption of her child from Russia.



How to Start the International Adoption Process?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

When choosing to complete an international adoption, you must first do some research on the country you are interested in adopting from. Some things to consider may include: travel, length of the wait to adopt, and cost involved with the particular country.You will also need to know whether the country is a party to the Hague Convention or not, as this involves some differences in the international adoption process.



Build on the Love Language Quality Time with...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Quality Time is one of the 5 Languages of Love by Dr. Gary Chapman.



Domestic Public Agency Adoptions

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A breakdown of the different costs associated with a domestic public agency adoption.



5 Different Ways to Help Fund a Foster Child's...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Information to help foster families and foster children pay for college tuition.



Cross-Cultural Adoption: The Do's and Don'ts...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

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An Adoption Poem - Written by a Teenage Birth...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoption poem describes the thought process of a young women trying to decide whether to parent her baby or choose adoption.



Georgia Adoption

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Information on Georgia adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete a Georgia adoption.



What Is the Magnitsky Act?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A quick bit about the Magnitsky act and how it is impacting Russian adoptions.



Lifebook

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Definition for lifebooks and how they can benefit the adopted or foster child. Lifebook are very beneficial to adopted or foster children.



Adoption Book Review: Lifebooks: Creating a...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A wonderful book that tells how to make a lifebook for the foster or adopted child. Includes how to word delicate life stories, what information to include, and how to include the child in the lifebook process.



Corning, New York & Surrounding Areas...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Adoption search angel available to search in Corning, New York area. Free adoption search available.



A School-aged Child May Be Right for Your...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Parenting a school-aged child has its pros and cons. Here are a list of things to consider before choosing to parent a school-aged foster or adopted child.



Why You Should Hold a Family Meeting after the...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Holding a family meeting during the first week of a new foster or adoptive placement is a good idea.



Step Parent Adoption

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Definition of step parent adoption. Also known as stepparent adoption.



7 Russian Easter Traditions to Share with Your...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Find ideas on how to help your Russian adopted child maintain their identity through keeping Russian Easter traditions.



Beat the Summer African American Hair Blues

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Mahisha Dellinger, founder of Curls, gives basic steps to great looking African American Hair during the summer.



What is Adoption Anyway?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

The touching story of one family's adoption of a mentally retarded man who they adopted 30 years ago.



Who Can Adopt?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Are you eligible to adopt? Find answers about whether you are able to adopt.



Helping Your Older Child Adjust

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Parenting a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) brings many difficulties and challenges. Information to gather from a social worker before adopting a child. Any and all information will help make diagnosis, treatment, and parenting more effective.



Adoption Home Study FAQ's

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What are the most common questions asked about adoption home studies? How can you prepare for your adoption home study?



Before You Go About Finding Biological Parents...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What are some things to consider before finding biological parents through an adoption search and reunion? I asked our adoption forum for some ideas on adoption reunion and this is what they had to say about finding biological parents.



An Adoption Poem - Forever Is a Lie

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A birth mom shares her deepest feelings about the choice she made and the hope of an adoption reunion.



Book Review: My Foster Care Journey

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Review of Beth O'Malley's newest lifebook. Written in a simple fill in the blank style for children up to age 8. This lifebook would be a great gift to a foster family.



Adoption Law by State

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

United State adoption law for the adoption of children as well as adoption search. Find the adoption law for your state.



An Adoption Poem - The Reunion

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoptee has written about an adoption reunion that did not turn out the way she had hoped.



Birth Mother's Day or Mother's Day?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Which day to celebrate - Birth mother's Day or Mother's Day? Another birth mom shares her opinion.



African American Hair Care Tip

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Learn how to care for African American hair. Simple steps to African American hair care.



An Adoption Poem - Two Families

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Amanda, an adoptee from Taiwan, wrote the following adoption poem when she was nine years old, just after meeting her birth mother for the first time.



Russian Adoption

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A quick walk through on adopting from Russia. Russian adoption requirements are laid out as well as information on needed paperwork.



Be Prepared to Participate and Work with a...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Find a few tips on how to effectively work with your foster care social worker.



Is Physical Touch Important to Children &...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

While we know that physical touch is very important to the health and development of infants and babies. Is physical touch still important to older children?



Why Foster Homes Need to Learn the Skill of...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

The beginning lesson addressing how foster homes for children utilize the skill of documentation in their homes. We discuss the whys of document ion and how a brief description of how it is helpful to foster homes for children.



Create an Adoption Announcement for an Older...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Adoption announcements for older child adoptions are very difficult to find. Here are the instructions on how to make an adoption announcement that would work great for an older child adoption.



How to Comb and Detangle Your African American...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

African American hair needs special care. Learn how to properly comb African American hair.



What Countries Are a Part of the Hague Adoption...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

The Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption is for the well being of all members of the adoption triad. There are several member and non-member countries of the Hague Conference are members of the Convention.



Understanding and Managing the Loss that Comes...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Ideas on how to help a family prepare for adoption, by preparing for the loss.



What Is a Foster Care License?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Learn some of the basics of what it takes to get and maintain a foster care license.



Dr. Seuss Books for Foster and Adoptive Families

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

A fun listing of Dr. Seuss books that may appeal to foster and adoptive parents.



Group Home

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What are group homes? Who do group homes serve? Learn more about one choice of residential setting for many of our foster children.



On the Loss of a Son

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

The death of my adopted son and the lessons I'm taking from this tragic event.



How to Create a Connection with Your Foster or...

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Building a connection with your child can take a lifetime, but it's worth the effort. We know as foster or adoptive parents that if a child can connect to one person, than that child can grow and have a connection with other important people in his or her life.



Transitions

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Simple definition of the word - transitions and how it's used in child welfare.



Prospective Parent

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What does the term prospective parent mean?



Famous Adoptive Parent - Angelina Jolie

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Information on famous adoptive parent, Angelina Jolie. Not only is she a popular film star, but a humanitarian who does good work across the globe to help make life better for children. Angelina Jolie is also in a relationship with Brad Pitt, they have a child together.



African American Hair and Ponytails

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Pig tails or ponytails are cute, but can cause damage to African American Hair. Learn a few quick tips to keep your child's african american hair looking great.



An Adoption Poem - On the Wings of a Prayer

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

An adoption poem written by a mother who lost the custody of her two children to grandparents who have agreed to an open adoption.



What Is an Adoption Triad?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Adoption triad is a commonly used word in the adoption community.



All About Open Adoptions

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Find basic information regarding open adoptions, which often are in a child's best interest. Learn some pros and cons to choosing an open adoption, and how to open a closed adoption.



Can I Breastfeed My Adopted Baby?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

It may be surprising, but an adoptive mother can breastfeed an adopted child. Learn more about adoptive breastfeeding.



Is Foster Care for You?

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

Before jumping into foster care, most foster parents spend two or three years just thinking about it. Here are a few points to consider before making the final decision on whether or not to become foster parents.



Surrogate Mother

2017-02-23T11:41:30Z

What is a surrogate mother? Adoption/Foster Care.