Caring for Baby with Prenatal Drug Exposure
In our state, all perspective foster and adoptive families are required to complete a checklist of characteristics as part of the home study. Couples and individuals must determine the “type…
How to Discipline a Child With a Trauma History | Lindsey Zitzmann
Children who have experienced trauma don't respond well to traditional discipline. Learn tips for disciplining children with trauma histories from mental health professional, Melissa Gendreau.
What are Legal Risk Placements in Foster Care? - Foster2Forever
Our home is a dual-licensed foster home meaning that we are licensed for both foster care and adoption; however, we are currently only open for legal risk placements. This week, our foster home worker sent us these FAQs on legal risk placements. Does this answer your questions or create more? LEGAL RISK PLACEMENTS Some Questions
6 Easy Ways to Create Attachment in Adoption from Dr. Karyn Purvis
Easy, practical ways busy adoptive parents can create attachment and bonding with their adopted child-from Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child.
She Lived Her Entire Life in a Dirty Play Pen—Why I Said 'Yes' to Foster Care
Great post about foster care, why it's worth it even though it's challenging and emotionally hard.
The Importance of Protecting an Adopted Child's Story — Hope In Affliction
Adopted children often have amazing, but broken stories. Though their stories can be encouraging to others, it is so important that adoptive parents don't share too much information, and allow their children to share their own stories.
15 Things I'd Change From My First Year Of Foster Care | The Honestly Adoption Company
It has been said that hindsight is always 20/20. As I look back, 12 years into the past, to year 1 as a foster parent, there are some things I would change if I had the chance.
Biracial Baby Hair - Perfecting & protecting the curls
Biracial Baby's Hair For those of you who know my son, you know he has the most amazing spiral curls that everyone dreams of having. Yes, everyone. They are perfect and I will forever brag about
8 Attachment-Based Activities For Adoptive Parents
A child from adoption or a foster situation needs extra time and energy spent on forming positive attachments. #adoption #attachmentparenting #attachmentbasedactivities #attachmentactivities
Foster Care Binder - Free Printables - LOVE & MOTHER co.
The one thing that is certain about foster care, is there is a TON of paperwork. Having an organized foster care binder will make your life so much easier. There can be a lot of transition in your home as a foster parent. Just when you are getting used to one child, they may leave and you have another placed in your home. The social workers, doctors, visitation, and meetings are a lot to keep up with, so having a foster care binder where you can keep everything organized and easily available…
IAG 052: Adopting with prenatal alcohol & drug exposure
Hopeful adoptive parents are often faced with the difficult decision of whether to adopt a baby that has been exposed during pregnancy to alcohol or drugs – such as opiates, marijuana, prescr…
8 Emotional Realities Of Foster Care - Thrifty Nifty Mommy
Foster care is a very emotional experience. Today I wanted to open up and share about 8 Emotional Realities Of Foster Care that you can expect.