My First Father’s Day Without You: An Adoptee Grieves Her Adoptive Father

My First Father’s Day Without You: An adoptee grieves her adoptive father May 17, 2019.  I won’t ever forget it.  My phone rang at 4:00 am, and the nurse on the other side said, “Mr. H. Is witho...


Aladdin – Movie Review

Grade: Transfiguring Adoption awarded this movie 4 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here]  Movie Info: Rating: PG G...


3 Reasons We Did Away With Apologies In Our Home

  Guest Blog by Felecia Neil Felecia Neil is a foster care alumni who has 12 years of experience working within residential settings and has served as a foster parent for the past 5 years. In rec...


How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World – Movie Review

Synopsis of How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World by Universal Pictures: “From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… and ...


Ugly Dolls – Movie Review

Synopsis of Ugly Dolls by STXfilms: “Unconventionality rules in UGLYDOLLS, STXfilms’ new animated musical adventure starring the acting and singing voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle ...


Autism on the Seas: Vacationing with a Family Member with Special Needs

It was our first family vacation as foster parents…our first vacation as parents at all for that matter! We arrived at our destination after about a six hour drive, the vacation hadn’t eve...


Mary Poppins Returns – Movie Review

Synopsis the Cover of Mary Poppins Returns by Walt Disney Pictures: “In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation ...


Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse – Movie Review

Synopsis the Cover of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse by Sony Pictures: “Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talen...


Let’s Learn about Adoption – Book Review

From the Cover of Let’s Learn About Adoption: The Adoption Club Therapeutic Workbook on Adoption and Its Many Different Forms by Regina M. Kupecky, LSW: “There are many kinds of adoption—a...

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