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Yes, you can start your adoption or foster care journey—even during a pandemic! With experienced staff available to answer questions by phone and email, free online webinars, and free virtual information meetings, we are here to help you take the first steps toward growing your family. Learn more on our blog.
Reading is not only a great form of entertainment, but it has also been shown to relax our bodies and calm our minds—something we could all use a little more of these days. It’s also a great way to engage in self-introspection or jump-start meaningful conversations with loved ones. We’ve rounded up 13 books that explore themes of foster care and adoption written from the perspective of adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption professionals.
The statistics are dire. More than 23,000 kids age out of U.S. foster care each year.1 Without the support that comes from an adoptive family or permanency connection, these kids face really tough odds. Many will end up with chemical dependencies, criminal records, or pregnancies at a young age. Few will graduate college.You can help. There are a number of teens waiting for adoption each year.
Read Kip and Amy's story of becoming a bilingual family and the extra challenging but rewarding experiences that came with it!
LGBTQ Youth needs support! HRC's National Youth Survey found high levels of mental and physical health problems within LGBTQ youth as a result of ongoing bias. Despite the difficult realities for LGBTQ Youth, this resilient community is still overwhelmingly proud of their identities. This pride month, remember the many LGBTQ Youth waiting in foster care, and the extra care and support they need!
Your home study is done! Shew! Take some time to shake out that hand that has been signing an endless stream of paperwork! This was the point where I got shopping happy. Like literally. Buy all the cute baby/toddler things am I right?
Amanda reflects on what it means to be called "Mom" by her children through birth and adoption. #fostercare #fosteradopt #adoption #mothersday
how we transition a new foster kid into our home. - let's be brave.
A child with self esteem is a confident child. Here's how to boost your child's self esteem. | parenting | positive parenting | self esteem in children | self esteem in kids | positive parenting techniques | raising confident kids | raising kids with confidence
Preparing to file your 2017 taxes? Join us for a webinar to learn all about the Adoption Tax Credit. This webinar will explain what the tax credit is for adoptive parents, what type of funds a family can expect, and how you can apply. This webinar will be useful for families who have completed their adoption or are just getting started! #adoption tax credit, #adoption rocks
Are you finding it challenging to understand your child's behavior? On February 6th at 11am-12pm CT, Dr. Elaine Schulte will explain how you can identify typical behavior as well as signs of attachment or attention disorders and how atypical behaviors can be managed. #attachmentdisorders #postadoption
"I think of what the past few months have been like for him. How one morning he woke up, got dressed, packed his backpack, and was then led away from the only home he ever knew." #adoption #blog #mother
WHITE ADOPTIVE PARENTS OF BLACK CHILDREN: HOW UNCOMFORTABLE ARE YOU? Being uncomfortable is good. #blog #adoption #black #white #transracial #adopt
Older child adoption - Great tip for bonding!!! #fostercare #olderchildadoption #adopt #attachment #bonding #rad
Check out our #FREE online #webinar about #fostercare #adoption in #Minnesota ----- December 7th at 6pm
Happy Thanksgiving from Children's Home Society and Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota! #thanksgiving #thankful
What does "healthy" mean to you when you check the box on that home study preferences list?? #homestudy #adoption #fostercare #healthy #blog
"Children who have been through times of not having their basic needs met often become self-reliant." #adoption #needs #blog
Holding Therapy: A simple strategy towards bonding, healing and attachment with your adopted child. #attachment #bonding #adoption
In this honest and open blog, a mother shares lessons she learned when adopting an older child and her daughter shares her experience being adopted at an older age. #adoption #foreverhome #blog