foster parenting

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An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families: Book Review

From the Cover of An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families: How to Understand and Help Your Child by Katie Hunt and Helen Rodwell: “Written for busy foster carers and adoptive ...

Creatures of Habit: The Importance of Routine in Foster and Adoptive Homes

A Lesson From the Birds Last summer, my daughter, Jasmine, and I had the privilege of running an exhibitor table at the National Foster Parent Association’s annual conference. Each day for three...

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The Importance of a Foster Care and Adoption Tribe

  I was relatively unemotional, a bit to my own surprise, during our move to Florida this year, I guess because I was just really excited about it, but I had intense moments of realizing what an ...

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When Everything’s a Battle for a Foster or Adoptive Family

A Nightmare I awoke from a dream, a dream in which I was climbing a mountain. The mountain and the view were breathtakingly beautiful, but the path was treacherous, unstable, and terrifying. It was sl...

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Book Review

From the Cover of The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions by Sarah Naish: “Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for childre...

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4 Tips To Help Foster and Adoptive Children with Boundaries

  When a child is born, caregivers determine where the child will go. The child’s domain usually consists of a crib, the arms of caregivers and loved ones, or a place they are buckled into ...

8 Suggestions for Successfully Clothing a Foster or Adoptive Child

Parents want their children, especially foster and adoptive children—who can tend be targets of stereotypes, bullying, and judgement—to look well taken care of and to feel good about what they are wea...

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When Self-Care Means Sacrifice and Not Merely Survival

  At Transfiguring Adoption, we always say we strive to be the oxygen mask for caregivers, but I openly admit that I fail to put mine on all the time. And everyone suffers! As an introvert, I can...

Fostering Again…Oh, the Differences!

After a four and a half year period of not being licensed for foster care, we are back at it. We started out intending to do respite care only in order to give breaks to other foster parents, however,...

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