Monthly Archives: November 2014

Keeping Brothers and Sisters together in Foster Care

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

Is It ADHD?

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

Are you familiar with the Safe Haven Laws?

Since1999, many states have enacted safe haven laws to encourage mothers in crisis to safely relinquish their babies to designated agencies where they will be safe until a permanent home can be found. These laws typically allow a parent to remain anonymous and be protected from abandonment charges.  To date, all 50 states, the District

Milwaukee National Adopton Day is Approaching!

Milwaukee National Adoption Day Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center. 10201 West Watertown Plank Road Wauwatosa, Wisconsin November 24, 2014 at 8:30 AM Event Details: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee County Children’s Court Judiciary, Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare and SaintA, will celebrate National Adoption Day Monday, November

Mom's Night Out

PARC is hosting another Mom’s Night Out!  Where: Luigi’s Italian Bistro Green Bay When: Friday, November 21st Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM Mom’s Night Out is open to all pre-adoptive, post-adoptive, and foster moms. Feel free to bring a friend! Please reply or call the number below to register for this event. See the attached flyer

Adoption Laws by State

Adoption is, for the most part, controlled by state law, and these laws vary considerably from state to state. Before pursuing an adoption, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with your state’s policies regarding advertising for birth parents, birth mother expenses, consents to adoption, adoption subsidies, and more. If you will be adopting a child born

Resources for Foster Care Adoption

  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

The Sadness of Not Being Chosen by Expectant Mom for Adoption

Adoption is all about “hurry up and wait”. First you submit your application. Wait. Complete your home study and adoptive parent profile. Wait. Start being shown to expectant women or foster care caseworker. Wait. (and sometime wait and wait some more)   See more here  

Are You Sure You Want to Adopt Again????

  When you announced your plans to adopt again, were you met with congratulations and excitement or some variation of “Are you sure?” Do you think the response would be different if you announced a second or third pregnancy? Creating a Family website posted this situation to it’s Facebook Support Group and received many responses.