As we get ready to celebrate Pride Month, it’s not only important to recognize those in the LGTBQ community, but to understand equality in adoption. We know that the LGTBQ+ community, now more often referred to as LGTBQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning, and asexual) have struggled to adopt legally. In fact,… (Read More)
According to ChildWelfare.gov, there are “over 407,000 children and youth in foster care, and 34 percent were placed with relatives or kin.” In many cases, a family member is the first person that agencies seek when they’re looking to home a child in the foster care system. However, this is not always possible. May… (Read More)
May is a month that brings hope as the trees bloom, we all finally commit to buying flowers knowing that there are no more unexpected freezes. We are hopeful as we watch graduates get ready for their next adventure and hopeful that another summer is approaching. May is also National Foster Care Awareness Month. Nothing… (Read More)
The average child in foster care is in 2nd grade–a time when they are learning how to add and subtract hundreds, what shape a can of soup is, how to write a basic story, etc (Harvey). Now imagine that child not being able to live with their parents, moving in with a relative or even… (Read More)
Adoption has always been a strange topic of discussion in American culture. On one hand, 60% of Americans have some form of personal experience with adoption, and yet tens of millions of Americans know very little about it (Adoption Network). Adoption has always had a community around it, made up of adoptive families, agencies, children, and… (Read More)
Tue, September 27, 5pm – 7pm Milwaukee GLBT Community Center, 1110 N Market St #2, Milwaukee, WI For more information or to register, contact SaintA at 855-GROW-HOPE or email@example.com. Please note: Due to the sensitive content covered during orientation, we ask that only adults attend.
Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges — so why are they still so ubiquitous?
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:… (Read More)
On behalf of Around the PARC, we are pleased to inform you of a few events that may be of interest to you and your family in the coming months. For additional information regarding each event please contact the personals listed below in blue. We hope you enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teen Bowling Tuesday, February 9, 2016… (Read More)