Tag Archives: adoption awareness

Single Parent Adoption

  In the past, it might have been more common to see couples adopting, but single parent adoption is on the rise. Adopting as a single man or woman is more commonplace than ever before. According to Adoptioncouncil.org, between 2017-2019, single men and women accounted for about 28% of all parents adopting from foster care. Single Parent Adoption

Embracing a Birth Mother

I had little experience with birth mothers prior to adopting my own daughter and writing about adoption. It was then that I began to meet many, including friends who I hadn’t known had made an adoption plan for their child. I started reading more about the birth parent process, talking with and interviewing more birth Embracing a Birth Mother

Openness in Adoption

When it comes to adoption, a lot of questions center around openness as both those creating an adoption plan and those seeking to adopt navigate the process. There are three types of adoptions: open, closed, and semi-open. As we collectively continue to learn more about the adoption process and the emotional well-being of both adopted Openness in Adoption

Registration is Open | 2019 Trauma-Informed Care Workshop for Parents & Professionals

  You are invited to participate in a FREE Trauma-informed workshop presented by Foundations Health & Wholeness, Brown County Health & Human Services in collaboration with Brown County United Way, Howe Community Resource Center & MediCoping LLC. The training series will provide information and tools to help recognize and respond to behaviors that result from Registration is Open | 2019 Trauma-Informed Care Workshop for Parents & Professionals

Week 3 | What It’s Like Being Adopted

Many of us imagine adopted kids living their whole childhoods not knowing that the people who raised them aren’t their biological parents. TV and movies often portray a dramatic scene where the parent tells the child the truth about their adoption and the child loses a sense of their identity and feels betrayed by their Week 3 | What It’s Like Being Adopted

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 Adoption By The Numbers

Congratulations to our winners!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our Family Photo Contest and our Children’s Family Drawing Contest!  Our winners for the photo contest will receive a gift card and the drawings will be featured in some of our agency’s outreach materials!                                Congratulations to our winners!

How You Can Help Save International Adoptions and Solve the U.S. International Adoption Crisis

International Adoptions Are Down 81%    International adoption may completely end by 2022 if we don’t act NOW! “Congress passed the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption believing that that this action would pave the way for a more ethical, transparent and streamlined process for inter-country adoption… Sadly, several years later, it is clear that this decision How You Can Help Save International Adoptions and Solve the U.S. International Adoption Crisis

Growing After Adoption 2018 | Support Groups

Raising adopted children is wonderful but can also be challenging. Self-care is crucial for you and your child to flourish. This group provides a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings as well as practical tools and knowledge to add to your parenting skills.   Possible Topics: * Adjusting to adoptive parenting * Self-care Growing After Adoption 2018 | Support Groups

Trauma Informed Care: Prevalence & Impact (Webinar)

Tue, February 6, 6pm – 8pm Understanding what Trauma Informed Care is and how to implement it is essential to the care of children who have experienced trauma. This training is one in a series of three freestanding webinars intended to  help you help a child who has experienced adverse life events. This webinar will Trauma Informed Care: Prevalence & Impact (Webinar)