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Thankfulness Can Look Different for Youth Who Have Experienced Foster Care

November 23, 2022 –Thanksgiving, as the name would suggest, is a natural time to reflect on the things we are thankful for. Oftentimes, families will gather around a dining room…

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Intimidated by Adopting? Why You Don’t Have to Be Perfect

November 23, 2022 –Many people are intimidated when they think about adopting a child. Will I be a good enough role model? Will I provide well enough? What if I…

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November 2022 Newsletter

November is National Adoption Month. Throughout the month our mission is to raise awareness about adoption issues, bring attention to the need for adoptive families for teens in the foster…

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We Will Never Be the Same: David and Debbie’s Story

November 16, 2022 – Among the host of things that unite Debbie and David, the most significant may be their lifelong commitment to caring for children; whether theirs through birth…

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Building Your Family’s Adoption Profile

September 27, 2022 – The time has come, you’re finally ready to take the plunge into the world of Adoption! While you set aside time for training, background checks, paperwork, paperwork,…

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How to Talk to Children in Foster Care about School Shootings

  May 27, 2022 – It’s hard to find words in the wake of tragedy. The death of 19 students and two teachers at Robb Middle School in Uvalde, TX…

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Finally, A Forever Family: The Shelleys’ Story

    May 25, 2022 – Jacob entered foster care when he was six years old. His young life was marked by regular upheaval, bouncing between several foster homes and…

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Silencing the Savior Complex

March 9, 2022 – I’m sure you’ve all experienced it…walking through the grocery store, leaving the school play, grabbing lunch at your favorite local diner, the church parking lot…it doesn’t…

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Trauma’s Impact on Social Skills – Now What?

February 17, 2022 – I felt the sting as my girls, ages 7 and 7.5 headed out the door to catch the bus without as much as a wave.  What…

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Understanding the Ages and Stages in Adoption

January 27, 2021 – When I was at Harvard many, many years ago, I was looking at the developmental stages in adoption. My professors laughed and said there wasn’t a…

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