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 … May is Foster Care Awareness Month!
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
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 … Week 2: Living in Foster Care
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
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: … Healing Hearts Support Group for Adoption/Foster-Care Parents
In the video, Brothers and Sisters: Keeping Siblings in Foster Care Connected, young people share their stories of being separated from their siblings and offer recommendations for how professionals can help maintain sibling relationships. This video was produced by Epic ‘Ohana, Inc., which works to strengthen ‘ohana — a Hawaiian term for family related by blood. Watch the … Keeping Brothers and Sisters together in Foster Care
John DeGarmo is an author, trainer, speaker and foster parent. He has written a guide to aid foster parents. For info on his book or to visit his website, click here.
Children are more than just statistics, but the numbers are staggering. Approximately 104,000 children are waiting to be adopted from the US Foster Care system. They are ready and available for parents. They are simply waiting. They are about evenly divided by gender and race. Their average age is 8 years, but 40% are under the age … Resources for Foster Care Adoption
Each family must look at themselves and their resources in making the decision. If cost savings is your primary reason, most families I interviewed did not save much money by adopting two at once. You can take the adoption tax credit for both, but depending on how much taxes you pay, you may not be … Pros and Cons of Adopting More Than One Child at a Time