Becoming and being a single parent by choice through adoption or foster care is not easy, but it is doable, tips by this single adoptive mom.
Tips for the friends, family, and community of foster parents, for new placements and when kids leave. Help support your friends and family who foster.
Foster parent debriefing is used to process the heartbreak and grief of foster care when a foster child placement moves and leaves your foster home.
Amy Coney Barrett is a parent through adoption. In a tweet that followed, international adoptive parents were called colonizers. Racist or accurate?
Use Facebook, Shutterfly, and Google to contact birth family, and connect with country, and culture post-adoption, in open, semi-open, and closed adoptions.
A huge list of child welfare, adoption and foster care quotes from adoptees, former foster youth, adoptive, birth and foster parents and social workers.
Learn to create a lifebook (memory book) for foster and adopted children, while child is foster care or after finalization. Hands on tips and resources.
Before moving day, create a social story for your young foster children, to help them understand the move (to adoption, new foster home or reunification). Lots of tips and examples!
Adoption of babies, children and teens from foster care is complex but doable. Check out this helpful guide for people considering foster care adoption.
After the court date and adoption finalization, do these nine things to make sure your adoption is legal, your child is a citizen and avoid common pitfalls.