Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges — so why are they still so ubiquitous?
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Hello! In just a couple of weeks there will be a wonderful opportunity to attend a support group if you are an adoptive or foster care parent. Event details are below. Please contact the provided number for details. Healing Hearts Adoption/Foster-Care Parent Support Group 3rd Tuesday of the Month February 16th – 6-7:30pm Guest Speaker: […]
In the video, Brothers and Sisters: Keeping Siblings in Foster Care Connected, young people share their stories of being separated from their siblings and offer recommendations for how professionals can help maintain sibling relationships. This video was produced by Epic ‘Ohana, Inc., which works to strengthen ‘ohana — a Hawaiian term for family related by blood. Watch the […]
John DeGarmo is an author, trainer, speaker and foster parent. He has written a guide to aid foster parents. For info on his book or to visit his website, click here.
Children are more than just statistics, but the numbers are staggering. Approximately 104,000 children are waiting to be adopted from the US Foster Care system. They are ready and available for parents. They are simply waiting. They are about evenly divided by gender and race. Their average age is 8 years, but 40% are under the age […]
Each family must look at themselves and their resources in making the decision. If cost savings is your primary reason, most families I interviewed did not save much money by adopting two at once. You can take the adoption tax credit for both, but depending on how much taxes you pay, you may not be […]
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. There are many ways to celebrate adoption. Take time each day this month to recognize, celebrate and educate others on the topic of adoption! This calendar has 30 ways-one for each day of the month- to do this!
NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Every year, adoptive parents welcome tens of thousands of children and teenagers into supportive and loving families. These mothers and fathers provide their sons and daughters with the security and stability of a […]
Public service advertisements (PSAs) featuring characters from the new film The Boxtrolls are appearing on participating television and radio stations. The PSAs direct audiences to visit theAdoptUSKids website or call our toll-free number to receive current, accurate information about the foster care system and the adoption process. The Boxtrolls is a family-event movie from LAIKA, the creators of the […]
PARC’s Upcoming Workshop! This workshop is open to all post-adoptive, pre-adoptive, and foster families! For the first time, PARC will be hosting a webinar workshop, sponsored by the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families! “Recharge Your Batteries: Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers Running on Empty” Tuesday, September 16th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm […]