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Originally published on AdoptiveFamilies.com When you adopt a toddler or an older child, be prepared to encounter some surprising behaviors. Experts and parents share their strategies and successes. Parents of newborns, whether through adoption or birth, can follow a mostly predictable pattern. When the baby cries, he’s hungry, needs a new diaper, or is tired. […]

Thu, March 10, 4:30pm – 5:30pm Family Service Inc, 128 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713 Are you an adoptee interested in learning how to… • explore your identity? • understand race and ethnicity? • hear from other adoptees’ experiences? • navigate the relationship between your self and others? • respond to racism, discrimination or […]

Happy New Year, on behalf of Adoption Choice Inc.! With a new year, new obstacles may arise, as well as new opportunities for happiness. We’d like to start off 2016’s Ted Talk Tuesday with a story that will bring a smile to your face at this point in the week. Most importantly, as a reminder […]

  Birth Parent Support Group Monday, November 9th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: LSS OFFICE 647 W. Virginia St. Milwaukee *** Please join them for a chance to meet other birth parents Enjoy a safe place to share your story Gain support and encouragement! Please RSVP to Carrie by 11/6/15 @ 414-539-5425  carrie.pedersen@lsswis.org *** […]

On December 3, 2014, a documentary produced by Dan Rather on international adoption aired. The documentary is titled, Unwanted in America: The Shameful Side of International Adoption. While the documentary focuses on the unfortunate cases of dissolution and re-homing of international adoptions, it discusses the importance of education and preparation of adoptive families who are considering adopting […]

The Post-Adoption Resource Center Presents “Is it ADHD (or Anxiety or Trauma or Sensory Issues..)?” Presenter: Jennifer Robers Miller, M.S., LPC When our children have behavioral issues, it can be difficult to determine why they are happening. This is especially true when children have been adopted and we have little to no information about their […]

Movie presentation of The Dark Matter of Love An eleven year old Russian girl learns to love her adoptive American family through a scientific intervention. The film tells the story of three of the last Russian children, Masha (11) and Marcel and Vadim (5), able to be adopted into an American family before Russian President Vladimir […]