Starting 2019 off right! As I look back on the previous year and think about all of the adoption families I have assisted, I realized how truly blessed I am. If I have been able to be part of your family’s life, please let me say thank you! Thank you for blessing me with the […]
Open Adoption Planning; How to Keep Contact with Birth Families
I work with many different families who struggle with how to contact the birth mother or father of their child in order to get needed information. It is important to know how to maintain this relationship which can be crucial to the ongoing development of your child. Here is a great article on how to […]
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Upcoming Training!
For those who have adopted older children who may have had pre birth exposure to alcohol, you might want to check out this up coming training! So many times, people mistake this diagnosis with something like ADHD, ODD, etc. Take a closer look when trying to make a difference in older children’s lives by being […]
Birth Parent Interview: Is this really needed?
Often times, families who adopt a child may do so because they “recently met a birth mother through a ‘friend of a friend.’” The family will then get with their attorney to finalize the adoption. The attorney will then tell the family they need a home study completed. That’s when I get a phone call. […]
Breastfeeding Without Birthing
Here is an interesting article on the ability of adoptive mothers to bond with their children through breast feeding. To those adopting younger children, this is worth taking a look! http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=2506
Parents…”How do you deal with Social Media?!”
Enclosed is a great webinar from Children’s Aid Society in Alabama on assisting parents in dealing with behavioral problems centered around social media. Check it out. It is Free! This Tuesday at 12:00 pm! http://www.childrensaid.org/apac/services_/trainings/webinars.html
Questions About the Home Study???
Questions About the Home Study??? The Adoption Home Study can be an exciting but anxious time in families’ lives. What are the biggest questions you feel like families have about the home study? Maybe you or your family have a question about home studies. What are some of the biggest misconceptions people have about the […]
OPEN ADOPTIONS? Do you ever wonder how to handle situations which occur in an open adoption? How would I handle things if the birth parents did this or that, or if conflicts/tension arose between us and the parents? Here is a great article from adoption.com on this subject! http://parenting.adoption.com/parents/addressing-conflicts-in-an-open-adoption.html
How to deal with “the school part of things” in adoption? Upcoming Webinar!
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/119050042 Here is a great Webinar coming up if you are interested in how to advocate for your son or daughter in the school setting.
How to talk about adoption….
Do you ever wonder how to answer those “hard questions” about adoption? How do you plan on talking about the “adoption subject” with your children? Here is a great Webinar (Alabama Pre/Post Adoptions Connections) concerning the subject. I recommend this to all of my families and all those in the adoption community! https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/748796522