Published: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:41:30 +0000
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA former foster kid offers advice for foster parents on what to say to a new foster child that enters the home.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZSo, 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?
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZFoster 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWritten 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAdoption searches sometimes require the use of a Confidential Intermediary (CI). What is a CI?
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhile 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWho 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?
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA listing of the About.com Adoption Search Angels. These volunteers help find members of family separated by adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZIdeas on how to begin your foster or adopted child's lifebook.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZFind 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZLearn more about how to being a great foster parent means helping a family be reunited.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZThere 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZThere have been several child murder cases of adopted children from Russia. Here are the quick facts on these chilling child murder cases.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZInformation on Indiana adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Indiana adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZIdeas 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZFive 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAnother adoption poem by Tom Fisher
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA birth mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her two sons that were adopted 11 years ago.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZTom Fisher shares another adoption Poem.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZCatch a quick informative glimpse of open adoption in this short article by Lucille Carroll, guest author. Open adoption is not a new concept.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZBy 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZPoem about a birthmother on her placed child's birthday.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZDo research before purchasing airfares offered through adoption fare programs to make sure that they are the best deal for international adoption travelers.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZKnow adoption law before attempting to complete a gay adoption. It may help to prevent some issues.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoptive parent has written about the love two women have for a child.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZIf 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAdoption Day is a nationally recognized event when thousands of adoptions are finalized across the United States.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZChina 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoptee shares how it felt to be a part of an adoptive family, yet not feel connected with anyone until she became a mother.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoption poem for children, submitted by an adoptive parent.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZHow to write a post adoption report. Post adoption reports are mainly required after an international adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZSolid 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAdoption poems that may be more appropriate for children.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZLearn the basics of adoption search. There are several options available to those seeking to find lost loved ones.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA letter to youth aging out of foster care with words of advice and tips on being successful with their transition.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoptive mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her child.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAdoption 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA teen mom who chose adoption for her baby, shares an adoption poem that she wrote.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat constitutes contact in an open adoption? Gain some ideas for contact within an open adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoption poem explores the connection between a birth mom and an adoptive mom.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZHow to go about completing a foster care adoption in New Mexico.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZBeautiful adoption poem by Tom Fisher about a birth parent's love.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZStep-by-step directions on how to create a super easy adoption announcement. This adoption announcement should also be super easy on your budget.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZFoster children bring many things with them into a foster home. Most of these things are not held in a suitcase.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoption poem by Tom Fisher to the birthmother of his youngest daughter recently adopted from China.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZThe 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoption poem written by an adoptive mother waiting for the adoption of her child from Russia.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhen 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZQuality Time is one of the 5 Languages of Love by Dr. Gary Chapman.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA breakdown of the different costs associated with a domestic public agency adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZInformation to help foster families and foster children pay for college tuition.
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2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoption poem describes the thought process of a young women trying to decide whether to parent her baby or choose adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZInformation on Georgia adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete a Georgia adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA quick bit about the Magnitsky act and how it is impacting Russian adoptions.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZDefinition for lifebooks and how they can benefit the adopted or foster child. Lifebook are very beneficial to adopted or foster children.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAdoption search angel available to search in Corning, New York area. Free adoption search available.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZParenting 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZHolding a family meeting during the first week of a new foster or adoptive placement is a good idea.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZDefinition of step parent adoption. Also known as stepparent adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZFind ideas on how to help your Russian adopted child maintain their identity through keeping Russian Easter traditions.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZMahisha Dellinger, founder of Curls, gives basic steps to great looking African American Hair during the summer.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZThe touching story of one family's adoption of a mentally retarded man who they adopted 30 years ago.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAre you eligible to adopt? Find answers about whether you are able to adopt.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZParenting 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat are the most common questions asked about adoption home studies? How can you prepare for your adoption home study?
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA birth mom shares her deepest feelings about the choice she made and the hope of an adoption reunion.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZReview 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZUnited State adoption law for the adoption of children as well as adoption search. Find the adoption law for your state.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoptee has written about an adoption reunion that did not turn out the way she had hoped.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhich day to celebrate - Birth mother's Day or Mother's Day? Another birth mom shares her opinion.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZLearn how to care for African American hair. Simple steps to African American hair care.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAmanda, 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA quick walk through on adopting from Russia. Russian adoption requirements are laid out as well as information on needed paperwork.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZFind a few tips on how to effectively work with your foster care social worker.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhile 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?
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZThe 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAdoption 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAfrican American hair needs special care. Learn how to properly comb African American hair.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZThe 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZIdeas on how to help a family prepare for adoption, by preparing for the loss.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZLearn some of the basics of what it takes to get and maintain a foster care license.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZA fun listing of Dr. Seuss books that may appeal to foster and adoptive parents.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat are group homes? Who do group homes serve? Learn more about one choice of residential setting for many of our foster children.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZThe death of my adopted son and the lessons I'm taking from this tragic event.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZBuilding 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZSimple definition of the word - transitions and how it's used in child welfare.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat does the term prospective parent mean?
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZInformation 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZPig 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAn adoption poem written by a mother who lost the custody of her two children to grandparents who have agreed to an open adoption.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZAdoption triad is a commonly used word in the adoption community.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZFind 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZIt may be surprising, but an adoptive mother can breastfeed an adopted child. Learn more about adoptive breastfeeding.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZBefore 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.
2017-02-23T11:41:30ZWhat is a surrogate mother? Adoption/Foster Care.