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How to help Adopted Children Deal with Hurtful Remarks

November 6, 2017

Unfortunately, adopted children are often the center of hurtful remarks.  Sometimes kids do not understand adoption and how cruel their words can be.  There are things you can do, however, in order to help your adopted children deal with hurtful remarks.  The following are some techniques you may want to consider.  You are going to […]

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Tips for Making the Adoption Process Easier

November 4, 2017

Adoption is always a difficult decision for birth mothers. You’re recognizing that there is something going on in your life that isn’t going to allow you to keep the child that you’re carrying, and you must make a difficult decision about the best course of action for your child. There are people who will be for it, and […]

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When to tell a child that they are adopted

November 4, 2017

Adoption in its purest form is a situation where everyone wins because people made tough decisions and put a child’s best interest ahead of everything else. In other words, it is a good thing. Birth parents loved the child enough to give the child an opportunity for a better life. Adoptive parents who are in […]

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Adoption guide to birth family contact plan

November 4, 2017

Adoption is a miracle when it is handled correctly and everyone involved keeps the well-being of the child as the number one priority. Each adoption has a unique set of circumstances, challenges and blessings. The legal parents of the adopted child shall now and forever be called the parents. They have been given the responsibility […]

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Risk factors for child abuse

November 3, 2017

The first thing to realize about child abuse is that there is no “typical child abuser.” Most tend to be ordinary people, with no history of severe mental illness. Most child abusers are also familiar with the children they abuse, being relatives or family friends, but sometimes strangers abuse children as well. Second, child abuse […]

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What is the Adoption and Safe Families Act

November 3, 2017

Reauthorizing the Family Preservation and Support Services Program of 1980, the Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) was enacted to improve the deficiencies of the previous Program in an effort to ensure safety and permanence for neglected children. Before the enactment of the Act, many children were abandoned in foster care agencies waiting for years […]

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Is adopted child syndrome a valid diagnosis?

November 3, 2017

It seems these days that troubled kids are a dime-a-dozen. With over 5 million children diagnosed with ADHD, depression, and anti-social disorders in the US alone, the world is left to wonder what is really going on. Now, add to the mix a relatively new term, Adopted Child Syndrome (ACS) and you have an entirely […]

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Why Choose an Open Adoption

November 2, 2017

Open adoption is the form of adoption where an adopted child develops a personal one on one relationship with his or her biological parents. Open adoption is direct contact between the adopted child and family whether through the exchange of telephone calls, letters and visits. Being “open” is valuable in the establishment of relationships. Open […]

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What foster care involves

November 2, 2017

Foster carers needed! You will have noticed that every time you read your local newspapers and some magazines you keep seeing photographs of those cute little babies and toddlers, older children or young teenagers needing foster carers urgently. You have been telling yourself on and off for ages that this is something you have always […]

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Gay couples in the parenting role

November 2, 2017

Is it appropriate in this affluent society for parent-less children to languish in understaffed orphanages and group homes? Might they be better off in a two parent family where there are two mothers or two fathers as opposed to a life with no parents? To be a good parent, one must be loving, kind, selfless […]

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