foster care


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...


What Foster and Adoptive Parenting Does to Your Body

  For six months out of 2017, Darren and I, Margie, had a total of six kids we were parenting who, between them, had multiple needs which required us to be in a stage of constant high alert. We w...

Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma – Book Review

From the Cover of Creative Therapies for Complex Trauma: Helping Children and Families in Foster Care, Kinship Care or Adoption edited by Anthea Hendry and Joy Hasler: “A burgeoning evidence bas...

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