2016-10-24T11:01:17ZBefore you take the first steps into the adoption process you may want to understand a bit of the adoption lingo that you will hear. What is an adoption homestudy? What is a dossier? How should I choose my adoption agency? There is a lot to consider when diving into the adoption process of an international or domestic adoption.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZWhile it can be a tricky arrangement, an open adoption is often in the child's best interest. Here are a few pros and cons to choosing an open adoption.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZKnow adoption law before attempting to complete a gay adoption. It may help to prevent some issues.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZGreat foster parents know that being great means utilizing different child discipline techniques to manage challenging behaviors. Learn more about being a great foster parent and how to best help foster children with their behaviors through child discipline.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZOpen adoption can be a scary thought. But, it can also be an amazing experience. Here are the TOP 5 reason an open adoption may be the right choice for you.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZLet's take a look at 7 common myths about adoption. Let's explore the truth that exists behind each one and help you better understand adoption.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZLearn ways to discipline a child that is in foster care or been adopted from foster care.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZLearn how to care for African American hair. Simple black hair care tips and steps to caring for African American hair.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZWhen deciding whether adopting a baby or child is right, there are many questions to resolve. Consider these common issues before you answer the big one, is adoption right for you and your family?
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZHow to create a lifebook for your child.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZIdeas from past experiences as myself and my foster parent friends have tried to build working partnerships with our case workers. Ideas for case workers and foster parents to build working relationships.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZExample of an incident report form for foster and adoptive parents. Use this incident report form when attempting effective written documentation for foster or adoptive record keeping. Page 8.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZThoughts on when a motivation to adopt a child may not be in the child or family's best interest.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZOne of the most often asked questions I get hit with after teaching a new batch of foster and adoptive
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZIdeas on what to include and how to balance the good and the bad for your foster or adopted child's lifebook.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZHow to take the motivation to adopt and make a decision for you and your family.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZThoughts on how foster care can be challenging including links to more resources on how to deal with the challenges.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZI asked the adoption search angels here on About.com on what they would tell a searcher to do when trying to find family separated by adoption. They were all very clear on the first steps and had specific advice for those searching. Here are some things you can do first to find family members.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZBeing a foster parent does not come without some challenges. Let's take a look at 5 common challenges and what you can do about them.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZSo, 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?
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZAdoption poems sent in by our readers. Some have been written by adoptive parents, adoptees, or by birth family.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZYou should fill out an incident report if an accident happens. Make it as truthful as possible and make sure to include these details.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZFactors that a foster care agency may consider before selecting someone to become a foster parent.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZUnderstanding permanency and parental rights when it comes to adoption and foster care.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZGay adoption information for gay and lesbian couples interested in expanding their families.
2016-10-24T11:01:17ZIs it legal to adopt an adult? Who would choose such an option? How about foreign adults seeking to be adopted into the United States?