Tag Archives: adoption information

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

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

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 Event | Wealth of Wisdom and Culture: A Celebration of African-Americans

Sun, February 18, 2pm – 4pm Whitefish Bay High School, 1200 E Fairmount Ave, Milwaukee, WI  One Circle Forward is excited to be hosting our very first Black History community program to celebrate, inspire and educate. We invite individuals and families from all over greater Milwaukee to join us. ALL ARE WELCOME! The program’s theme New Event | Wealth of Wisdom and Culture: A Celebration of African-Americans

Strategies for Coping with Anxiety Webinar

Wed, January 31, 6pm – 8pm What is anxiety? Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Children might feel anxious when faced with various problems, including separation, prior to taking a test, school activities, adjustment to family issues, and many more. For a child diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not diminish Strategies for Coping with Anxiety Webinar

National Adoption Month is Here! #NAM2017

History of National Adoption Month (Text Obtained from Child Welfare Information Gateway) For over two decades, National Adoption Month has been promoted and celebrated every November in communities across the country. Many national, State, and local agencies as well as foster, kinship care, and adoptive family groups will help spread the word through programs, events, National Adoption Month is Here! #NAM2017

Adopting When You're Already Parenting Webinar!

Wed, September 28, 12pm – 1pm If you’re already parenting and are considering growing your family through adoption, you may face a few questions and decisions that didn’t surface when you first became a parent. How do we decide on the right path? Should we consider adopting out of birth order? How do we prepare Adopting When You're Already Parenting Webinar!

Victory! Wisconsin Court Orders Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses

Taken from Lambda Legal at www.lambdalegal.org Today, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin ruled that the state of Wisconsin must issue accurate birth certificates listing both parents for the children of married same-sex couples, including the son of Lambda Legal clients Chelsea and Jessamy Torres, a married lesbian couple. “We are Victory! Wisconsin Court Orders Accurate Birth Certificates for Children of Same-Sex Spouses