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  • Should you adopt? Should you adopt if you already have children? Experience and advice from mom of 5 children.

    Why Adoption Helps a Family

    Why Adoption Helps a Family

    by Virginia Kearney7

  • This article is about our journey with our adopted child and our experiences of a "primal wound." It is based on Nancy Verrier's work on adopted children and her explanation of the "the primal wound."

    Adoption: Parenting Through the "Primal Wound"

    Adoption: Parenting Through the "Primal Wound"

    by David Winters0

  • As a foster parent, there are a few things I'd like to help you non-foster parents understand. Let's call it "how to not look like a total idiot to a foster parent."

    Things You Should Never Say to a Foster Parent

    Things You Should Never Say to a Foster Parent

    by Samantha Devereux28

  • So you want to be a foster parent? Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! We need you. DHS needs you and the children certainly need you. These are some things to do BEFORE becoming a foster parent.

    How to Prepare for Becoming a Foster Parent

    How to Prepare for Becoming a Foster Parent

    by Sarah Spradlin3

  • If you want to adopt a child you will probably have to wait, sometimes a long time. Waiting is hard. This article is about the benefit of "the wait" and what you can do while you wait..

    What You Can Do While Waiting To Adopt A Child

    What You Can Do While Waiting To Adopt A Child

    by David Winters0

  • Many people believe there are no infants available for adoption in the United States, or that you have to be willing to spend up to $40,000 to adopt one, but this is not true. In 2009 my partner and I had the joy of bringing home a beautiful baby...

    Ten Tips for Adopting an Infant from the Foster Care System

    Ten Tips for Adopting an Infant from the Foster Care System

    by kwhiting644 lm19

  • I have often said, "I should write a book with all of the things people have asked me about adoption." While this isn't a book, it is a short list of a few questions that I wished I hasn't been asked.

    Four Things Adoptive Parents Wish You Wouldn't Say

    Four Things Adoptive Parents Wish You Wouldn't Say

    by Megan Swope2

  • Foster parenting to adopt is possible, but a very long and extensive hard process. Here is how to get licensed, and the different approaches towards foster parent adoptions.

    How to Adopt a Foster Child

    How to Adopt a Foster Child

    by Angela Michelle Schultz17

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