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14
Mar

Support For Parents Who Have “Children From Hard Places”

empowered to connectApril 8th and 9th offers all parents a won...
7
Mar

Parental Emotional Language and Its Influence on Internationally Adopted Children

boy river dadWe have always heard that children mimic what a paren...
17
Feb

Humor and Cultural Practices in Burkina Faso

Adopting internationally presents families with a unique challenge. Should they pursue international adoption, they will be parenting a child from a different culture than themselves. Families who are adopting from Bu...
3
Feb

What is Adoption Education?

Whether you are engaged in an international adoption, special needs adoption, sibling group adoption, or domestic adoption, obtaining adoption education related to those topics is very important for the success of the...
18
Jan

Do You Need A Home Study in Indiana?

home studyIf you discover that you need a home study completed in Ind...
30
Dec

What Parents Can Do if Their Adopted Child is Being Bullied

Bullying is a serious mental and physical public health issue that affects countless young people every day. It is neither a normal rite of passage nor an unavoidable reality of childhood, and should never be...
14
Dec

Looking at Our Adopted Children Through a Trauma Lens

Hector, age 8, had been adopted through the foster care system after his parents, from Mexico, were shown to be unable to provide for his welfare in the United States. His adoptive parents were strong Christians and t...
7
Dec

‘Tis the Season to Practice Compassion with Your Children

The holiday season is the perfect time to begin actively nurturing the qualities of compassion, empathy and benevolence in your child. Although you have likely already begun to do this in less obvious ways-showing the...
14
Oct

Hosting: What Do the Children Eat?

This is an important question to ask when contemplating hosting a child because you want them to have  a good experience while they are visiting with your family. Although most children from other countries do well wi...
12
Oct

Hosting: Do I Have to Complete a Home Study?

When you decide to host, you will not have to have a full home study which is required for adoption. You will, however, have to complete a Host Home Safety Review. This is similar to a home study but is more abbreviat...
5
Oct

Resources Available to Older Adopted Children

Adopting older children can bring both joys and challenges into a home.  Not only are you dealing with the effects of any trauma, neglect or abuse the child may have experienced in his past, butRead More
23
Sep

What is an Apostille?

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27
Jul

“I’M READY” for Adoption

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29
Jun

Lessons From the Kitchen Table

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8
Jun

Siblings: The Ties that Bind

International adoption can sometimes cause siblings to be separated when they are unable to be placed together.  For many children, the relationship a child has with his or her sibling(s) is the longest sustained ...
13
May

Helping Your Adopted Child Learn to Trust

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4
May

Successfully Adopting as a Single Requires Plan for Support

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29
Apr

Why Adopt from Mexico?

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30
Mar

Social Work Professionals Will Receive CEUs for ETC

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18
Mar

8 Tips for Parenting a Parentified Child

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10
Mar

International Adoption Clinics are a Vital Resource to Adoptive Families

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