Tag Archives: adoption education

Talking To Your Child…

  In the past, adoption was a topic that wasn’t discussed. It’s hard to believe that there were adoptees that didn’t know they were adopted, sometimes their entire life. However, times have changed, for the better. It’s important to be considerate, sensitive, and to share truthful and relevant information to help your child understand their Talking To Your Child…

Adult Adoption & Why You Should Consider It

  When we hear the word “adoption,” we so often think of infant adoption or adoption through foster care, but what people seldom think about is adult adoption. Adult adoption is becoming more common as adoption itself is growing. The reality is that everyone, no matter their age, needs a family. Though children may age Adult Adoption & Why You Should Consider It

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

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

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

New Webinar | Social Media & The Adopted Child

Social media has revolutionized the way we connect with one another. This has meant that open adoption communication is more convenient than ever before. Social media, along with tools such as Google, can also mean that your tween or teen may be searching for information or birth relatives online. It also means she could be approached New Webinar | Social Media & The Adopted Child

Coalition For Children Event | Winter Beach Party!

Sat, February 24, 1pm – 4pm Summit Place, Summit Conference Center, 6737 W Washington Street, West Allis, WI  Come get out of the cold and enjoy an afternoon full of food, fun, and beach-themed activities! Casual dress is welcomed. We will have beach-themed props to take fun family pictures. Cost is $5 per person; children Coalition For Children Event | Winter Beach Party!

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)