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
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. … Older Child Adoption: Expecting the Unexpected
Known as the preacher’s preacher, Rev. James Forbes is a spiritual leader with a charismatic style and radically progressive opinions. Join Rev. James Forbes at the dinner table of his Southern childhood, where his mother and father taught him what compassion really means day to day — sharing with those who need love.
It’s that time of the week again, and we thought it was high time to change up your early afternoon with a break and a thoughtful Ted Talk. In this week’s featured video we are introduced to Bruce Feiler who is the author of “The Secrets of Happy Families,” and the writer/presenter of the PBS … TED Talk Tuesday Presents: Bruce Feiler's The Council of Dads
It’s that time of the week…and our featured TED Talk features hosts of the parenting website, babble.com: Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman. Sit back for a light hearted and honest 20-minute laugh in this relatable discussion titled: Let’s talk parenting taboos Enjoy!
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 … The W.I.S.E. UP Program's Upcoming Events for Adoptive Families
Attachment is critical to healthy relationships. When a child comes to your care with a history of trauma, you can tell him that he is safe, wanted, and loved, but that isn’t always enough. Sometimes, there is a disconnect between thoughts and feelings and that can become the foundation for an insecure attachment, leading to … Attachment Training: February 18th, 2016!
On behalf of Around the PARC, we are pleased to inform you of a few events that may be of interest to you and your family in the coming months. For additional information regarding each event please contact the personals listed below in blue. We hope you enjoy! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Teen Bowling Tuesday, February 9, 2016 … Upcoming Teen & Family Events for the Adoptive and Foster Community
Here are some great cultural community events that may interest you and your family, on behalf of UMOJA! As many of you know, the reason Umoja exists is because of the commitment that the leaders of African Heritage Inc (AHI) made to me when I approached them, especially Bola Delano and Sabrina Robins. AHI has … Upcoming UMOJA family Events for 2016
This week’s featured TED Talk features the child prodigy, Adora Svitak who explains why the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach. Enjoy this 8-minute video that serves as a reminder … This week's Ted Talk features Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids