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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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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...

Life Work With Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted

From the Cover of Life Work with Children Who Are Fostered or Adopted by Joy Rees: “This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life work with children ...

4 Tips for Recognizing Positive Changes in Foster & Adoptive Kids

I spend very little time on Facebook because I find myself distracted and losing time because of interesting and inspiring videos and posts. One such post was a video about a little squirrel who had b...

When Children Are Property

When birth parents experience the removal of their children by child protective services, they tend to have a few different reactions: Work the Plan – Work Hard They do everything in their power...

Ellie Jelly and the Massive Mum Meltdown – Book Review

From the Cover of Ellie Jelly and the Massive Mum Meltdown by Sarah Naish: “Ellie Jelly wakes up hungry and ready for breakfast but Mum is busy with her little sister; Grace. Ellie tries to get ...

5 Questions To Ask Before/After A Disruption: Did We Do All We Could?

My son got into the car on one of the last days of school with his yearbook in hand. He commented that [our foster child I called “Little Bit”] was in the yearbook. I forgot. Inwardly I tw...

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 such as...

6 Thoughts for Sharing Info. with Your Foster or Adoptive Child

Mom, Why…? I will never forget sitting at the dining room table one night eating dinner a family when one child suddenly and loudly blurted out, “Why do babies come out of the fagenie?R...

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