Category Archives: Foster

The Importance of Representation for Children of Color

  The first thing many of us learn at transracial adoption training is the importance of representation in the lives of our children. My daughter is black and my husband and I are white, so it was a priority for us to find diverse schools with students and educators who looked like my daughter, I… (Read More)

LGTBQ+ Adoption & Pride Month

  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)

Foster Care Awareness

  According to, 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 Foster Care Awareness Month!

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)

Adoption By The Numbers

  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)

New Foster/Adoptive Parent Orientation and Information Meeting!

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 Please note: Due to the sensitive content covered during orientation, we ask that only adults attend.

TED Talk Tuesday Presents: Georgette Mulheir: The Tragedy of Orphanages

Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges — so why are they still so ubiquitous?  

Healing Hearts Support Group for Adoption/Foster-Care Parents

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)

Upcoming Teen & Family Events for the Adoptive and Foster Community

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)