Caring for Baby with Prenatal Drug Exposure
In our state, all perspective foster and adoptive families are required to complete a checklist of characteristics as part of the home study. Couples and individuals must determine the "type" of children they are willing to consider. Questions include: gender, age, race, family history, medical conditions, mental and emotional health, education, personality, behavior, etc. It's…
How to Discipline a Child With a Trauma History | Lindsey Zitzmann
Children who have experienced trauma don't respond well to traditional discipline. Learn tips for disciplining children with trauma histories from mental health professional, Melissa Gendreau.
What are Legal Risk Placements in Foster Care? - Foster2Forever
Our home is a dual-licensed foster home meaning that we are licensed for both foster care and adoption; however, we are currently only open for legal risk placements. This week, our foster home worker sent us these FAQs on legal risk placements. Does this answer your questions or create more? LEGAL RISK PLACEMENTS Some Questions […]
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Adoption mom shirt, foster mom shirt, stepmom shirt, families dont have to match shirt, mixed family shirt, adoptive mom shirt, mom gift Show your pride for your unique family with this super soft t-shirt! A couple things to note- Marbled tees are a thinner cotton/polyester blend. Plain colors are
6 Easy Ways to Create Attachment in Adoption from Dr. Karyn Purvis
Easy, practical ways busy adoptive parents can create attachment and bonding with their adopted child-from Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child.
She Lived Her Entire Life in a Dirty Play Pen—Why I Said 'Yes' to Foster Care
Jumping into foster care, I opened the door to this little stranger who would now be my maybe-temporary, maybe-forever daughter.
Children Who Foster: 7 things We Wish Our Parents Knew
Preface: First let me point out that despite all of the challenges and trials created as a result of growing up in the world of fostering, I still went on to become an adult who rejoined the fight...
15 Things I'd Change From My First Year Of Foster Care | The Honestly Adoption Company
It has been said that hindsight is always 20/20. As I look back, 12 years into the past, to year 1 as a foster parent, there are some things I would change if I had the chance.
The Importance of Protecting an Adopted Child's Story — Hope In Affliction
Adopted children often have amazing, but broken stories. Though their stories can be encouraging to others, it is so important that adoptive parents don't share too much information, and allow their children to share their own stories.
Biracial Baby Hair - Perfecting & protecting the curls
Biracial Baby's Hair For those of you who know my son, you know he has the most amazing spiral curls that everyone dreams of having. Yes, everyone. They are perfect and I will forever brag about
8 Attachment-Based Activities For Adoptive Parents
Children from hard places require a process that leads them toward attachment. Here is a list of 8 attachment-based activities for adoptive parents.
Foster Care Binder - Free Printables - LOVE MOTHER co.
The one thing that is certain about foster care, is there is a TON of paperwork. Having an organized foster care binder will make your life so much easier. There can be a lot of transition in your home as a foster parent. Just when you are getting used to one child, they may leave and you have another placed in your home. The social workers, doctors, visitation, and meetings are a lot to keep up with, so having a foster care binder where you can keep everything organized and easily available…
Dear Foster Parent in Your First Week
Dear foster parent in your first week, Exhale. You did it! You probably have very limited time to read this so I will keep it brief. Over the past two years we have welcomed three young children into our home and each child was unique in their response and needs. I want to share some ideas on what to do but first I want to encourage you.
IAG 052: Adopting with prenatal alcohol & drug exposure
Hopeful adoptive parents often face touch decisions during the adoption journey. Adopting with prenatal alcohol & drug exposure can be one such decision. We welcome Sarah Bobo as she provides facts and raises awareness about prenatal exposure, but she also gives us hope that we need to adopt these little ones.
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8 Emotional Realities Of Foster Care - Thrifty Nifty Mommy
Foster care is a very emotional experience. Today I wanted to open up and share about 8 Emotional Realities Of Foster Care that you can expect.