Tag Archives: Older child adoption

Older Child Adoption: Expecting the Unexpected

Originally published on AdoptiveFamilies.com When you adopt a toddler or an older child, be prepared to encounter some surprising behaviors. Experts and parents share their strategies and successes. Parents of newborns, whether through adoption or birth, can follow a mostly predictable pattern. When the baby cries, he’s hungry, needs a new diaper, or is tired…. (Read More)

FACE-Kids Adoptee Group

Thu, March 10, 4:30pm – 5:30pm Family Service Inc, 128 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713 Are you an adoptee interested in learning how to… • explore your identity? • understand race and ethnicity? • hear from other adoptees’ experiences? • navigate the relationship between your self and others? • respond to racism, discrimination or… (Read More)

The W.I.S.E. UP Program's Upcoming Events for Adoptive Families

Good afternoon! There are several upcoming opportunities for adoptive families to participate in a WISE Up Conference. Please view the information below for more details and to learn about how to register.  Presented by the Wisconsin Post Adoption Resource Centers When it comes to handling questions and comments about adoption, kids need to be empowered… (Read More)

It's National Adoption Awareness Month!

It’s our favorite time of year! November marks the calendar for adoption awareness! Designed to bring attention to the growing number of children in foster care, it has been broadened to all types of adoptions.  Our agency has seen an increase in the number of families looking at adopting through out of state foster care…. (Read More)

Ted Talk Tuesday: Rick Smolan: The story of a girl

  Introducing Adoption Choice’s Ted Talk Tuesday… If you have some time, immerse yourself in the words of these speakers as we cover a variety of topics pertaining to adoption and parenthood with a featured Ted Talk. Some talks will make you smile, some will make you cry, and some will let you click off… (Read More)

Free Workshop: "Who I am, not Who am I?"

The Post Adoption Resource Center of Family Services invites all pre-adoptive, foster and adoptive parents to attend a free workshop entitled,   “Who I am, not Who am I?”   Do you find yourself struggling with certain aspects of your child’s history? Do you question how to share these difficult stories with your child? Presented… (Read More)

Things to Consider before Adopting Two Kids at Once

As you consider the adoption process, you will likely be asked by your agency how many children you are looking to adopt. This is a topic that deserves some careful consideration. Before you decide that you are open to adopting more than one child at a time, read this article on Creating a Family website… (Read More)

Are You Too Old to Begin a Family at 40? 45? 50?

I am currently struggling – in fact, agonizing – over this decision. I am turning 40 next month and my husband is 45. After unsuccessful IVF treatments, we are considering adoption. However, as much as I dream of having a family, I’m worried we are too old to begin one at our age. At what… (Read More)

Keeping Brothers and Sisters together in Foster Care

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… (Read More)