Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:54:35 +0000
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA former foster kid offers advice for foster parents on what to say to a new foster child that enters the home.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZSo, 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?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAdoption searches sometimes require the use of a Confidential Intermediary (CI). What is a CI?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA fun listing of Dr. Seuss books that may appeal to foster and adoptive parents.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThere 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZCatch a quick informative glimpse of open adoption in this short article by Lucille Carroll, guest author. Open adoption is not a new concept.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA listing of the About.com Adoption Search Angels. These volunteers help find members of family separated by adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZTom Fisher shares another adoption Poem.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZIdeas on how to begin your foster or adopted child's lifebook.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZIdeas 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZChina 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThe About.com Adoption forum share their thoughts on fathers and the importance of a father son relationship as well as a father daughter relationship. These are the words from forum members regarding birth, adoptive, and step fathers and their relationships.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoptive parent has written about the love two women have for a child.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZBy 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA birth mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her two sons that were adopted 11 years ago.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAmanda, 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZLearn more about how to being a great foster parent means helping a family be reunited.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZDo research before purchasing airfares offered through adoption fare programs to make sure that they are the best deal for international adoption travelers.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZInformation on Indiana adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete an Indiana adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAdoption Day is a nationally recognized event when thousands of adoptions are finalized across the United States.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoption poem for children, submitted by an adoptive parent.
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2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAnother adoption poem by Tom Fisher
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZKnow adoption law before attempting to complete a gay adoption. It may help to prevent some issues.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoptive mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her child.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoption poem explores the connection between a birth mom and an adoptive mom.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA birth mom shares her deepest feelings about the choice she made and the hope of an adoption reunion.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhich day to celebrate - Birth mother's Day or Mother's Day? Another birth mom shares her opinion.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhen 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZBeautiful adoption poem by Tom Fisher about a birth parent's love.
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2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoptee shares how it felt to be a part of an adoptive family, yet not feel connected with anyone until she became a mother.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThe touching story of one family's adoption of a mentally retarded man who they adopted 30 years ago.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoption poem written by a mother who lost the custody of her two children to grandparents who have agreed to an open adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAdoptive families of special needs children can apply for non-recurring adoption expenses to be covered with special subsidies to help with the cost of adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA bit about foster parenting licensing process and understanding the time frame needed to complete the licensing process.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZSome men are afraid to become an adoptive or foster parent. How to help your man ease into fatherhood.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZIf 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat are the different options within surrogacy?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoptee has written about an adoption reunion that did not turn out the way she had hoped.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZSolid 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoption poem by Tom Fisher to the birthmother of his youngest daughter recently adopted from China.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat does the term prospective parent mean?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThis Father's Day remember to thank your adoptive father or foster father for all the little things he didn't have to do. Father's Day is a time to consider all the ways that your fathers really are the best Dads in the world. This Fathers Day don't forget all your dads.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAdoption poems that may be more appropriate for children.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZLearn more about this famous adoptive parent.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZUnited State adoption law for the adoption of children as well as adoption search. Find the adoption law for your state.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhile 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?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoption poem describes the thought process of a young women trying to decide whether to parent her baby or choose adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoption poem written by an adoptive mother waiting for the adoption of her child from Russia.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA breakdown of the costs associated with completing a domestic private agency adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThere are numerous childrne for adoption in D.C. Learn more about the adoption process and the waiting children for adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThe very basics steps needed toward completing a domestic child adoption. Adopting a child is a huge step. Get information that you need to formulate your adoption questions and gain answers about a child adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAdoption triad is a commonly used word in the adoption community.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZFind 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZFive 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAdoption 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZBefore trying to build up an agency with more families, try keeping the foster homes already licensed. Here are 11 easy ways.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat constitutes contact in an open adoption? Gain some ideas for contact within an open adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZReview over an episode of the children's show Arthur, where his friend, Binky, is about to get a baby sister from China.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZOlympic athlete, Reese Hoffa is off to the 2012 Summer Olympics.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZMaking the decision to place your baby for adoption will be one of the most difficult decisions of your life. Once you've decided that adoption is right for your baby, what do you need to think about? What is the expectant mother and soon to be birth mother's next steps toward a baby adoption?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAll about grief and grieving with foster and adopted children. How does grief effect a child? What are some ideas to help a child with grieving? What may impact a foster child's grief?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZLearn the basics of adoption search. There are several options available to those seeking to find lost loved ones.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZInformation on Georgia adoption. Lean the requirements and contact information to complete a Georgia adoption.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAn adoption photolisting is a way to meet children who are in need of adoptive homes.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat are some things to consider before trying to find your placed child for an adoption reunion? I asked our adoption forum for some ideas on adoption reunion and this is what they had to say about trying to find the adopted child.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZAdoption 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZProfile of contributing author Lucille Carroll.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZPig 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat is a surrogate mother? Adoption/Foster Care.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZSend the kids back to school with less stress this year. A bit of this and that from a variety of About.com Guides to help going back to school or switching schools mid-year a success.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZVirgina adoption searches may be made easier with an adoption search angel.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA letter to youth aging out of foster care with words of advice and tips on being successful with their transition.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZOlympic athlete, Reese Hoffa was adopted at the age of four from a Kentucky orphange. He accidentally set the family home on fire and for 19 years felt that it was his fault that he and his brother were placed for adoption. An adoption reunion with his mother made all the different to this Olympic athlete.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat is a consent to adoption? Who can give an adoption consent?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZMahisha Dellinger, founder of Curls, gives basic steps to great looking African American Hair during the summer.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA quick walk through on adopting from Russia. Russian adoption requirements are laid out as well as information on needed paperwork.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA teen mom who chose adoption for her baby, shares an adoption poem that she wrote.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZCurrent problems with Russian adoptions fueled by murders of adopted Russian children have brought changes in international adoption procedures.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZPoem about a birthmother on her placed child's birthday.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZReview 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZParenting 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat may impact a foster or adopted child's grief? Learn more about the grief and loss in children and the elements that make one child's experience with grief harder than another child's.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZFostering in the State of Pennsylvania.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZLearn more about foster care in the state of Washington.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZIt seemed like the world couldn't get enough of Michael Jackson. After his sudden death in June 2009, it seemed like there could never be enough coverage or information about his life, his death, or his children. Who will gain custody of Michael Jackson's children?
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZA quick definition of the term adoption subsidy.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZHolding a family meeting during the first week of a new foster or adoptive placement is a good idea.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZDefinition for lifebooks and how they can benefit the adopted or foster child. Lifebook are very beneficial to adopted or foster children.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat 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.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZListing and information regarding putative father registries in the United States. Locate your state to see what the law says about putative father registries in your area.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZThe term parental rights is defined and examples given.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZWhat is child abuse? Child abuse can take many different forms and is one reason children are placed in foster care.
2017-03-13T11:54:35ZStep-by-step directions on how to create a super easy adoption announcement. This adoption announcement should also be super easy on your budget.