adoption

“It might be hard, but it’s the best thing you will ever do.” – Foster Parents Article

Author: TACT Tags: Adoption, TACT Peterborough Andi & DarrenTACT Adopters Andi and I had been married for three years when we felt it was the right time to start a family. We discussed the different options that were available, and as both of us are working in the children’s education sector, and Andi previously worked within children’s social care, we were aware of the high number of children in the care system who needed a loving home and felt we…

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Thoughts On Adoption From A Transracial Adoptee – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email One of the greatest resources for us as adoptive and foster parents is adoptees, and adoptee’s voices. We are fortunate to partner with many adoptees from all ages and walks of life. We have learned so much from them, and will continue to do so. On the latest episode of The Honestly Adoption Podcast we are pleased to welcome transracial adoptee and advocate, Tori DeMartile. Tori is a transracial adoptee on a…

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Adoption & Foster Care: My Personal Experiences: The Child Protection Plan – Foster Parents Article

Earlier this year my husband and I had the humbling and sobering experience of meeting with an attorney to draw up the papers for our personal Family Trust.  As part of the process, we had to come up with “nominations” of family members we trusted enough to become guardians to our children in the case that we both died or became incapacitated while our children were still minors.  Part of the paperwork we had to fill out in our Trust…

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Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

Pinching a metal machine as hard as I can with my thumb and forefinger seems like an exercise in futility to me. We have been at this for about four hours. Fifteen of the last minutes have been filled with various types of pinching. The combinations include pinching with three fingers, pressing with just my thumb and also a full hand grasp. Then the evaluater checks my pulse and blood pressure and we repeat each exercise three more times in…

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Financially Impossible? Not for God. – Foster Parents Article

Choosing a hard yes over an easy no. From fundraising to waiting to adjusting, adopting isn’t easy. But with God’s leading, every adoptive and foster family makes the decision to say YES to their child (and the JOY that comes with them), even when it seems impossible. Hear from a Lifesong family who recently shared with us– Bennett’s adoption was our third adoption in 3 years time. We still had outstanding debt for our second adoption when our agency called…

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The Kind of Mom They Made Me | – Foster Parents Article

I have a serious issue with baking bread. In my mind the world is divided into two kinds of women:  those who bake bread and those who don’t. I have happily been in the “those who don’t” category for my entire adult life. Baking bread has always gone hand in hand in my mind with wearing denim jumpers and believing bowling alleys are the gates of hell. I’m not proud of these assumptions, I’m just telling you how strongly I…

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Why Is My Child’s Behavior Prickly? – Foster Parents Article

When our child’s behavior becomes off-putting, or prickly, it’s often hard to remember that it’s an indication of something bigger going on with them. Remembering this, however, can change how we approach our children… Blackberries are ripening in Indiana. The warm, rainy summer has left our crop of berries abundant. Behind our barn on the east side of our property the blackberry bushes grow wild, twisting and climbing, weaving their way over old tree stumps and hiding the fresh fruit behind tall weeds.…

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New Beginnings | Herding Chickens and Other Adventures in Foster and Adoptive Care – Foster Parents Article

“What goes on first: the tomatoes or the Parmesan? Do we always toast the bread? Is this your favorite food, Mama?” Mary’s earnest little face is staring intently at me. Although, I suppose I shouldn’t say “little” face anymore. She’s 12-years-old. She is almost my height and looks more like a teenager than a child. We are sharing a bit of late-night tomato Bruschetta at the dining room table. I’m showing her how to spread it onto the slices of…

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Father of adopted Indian girl gets life sentence – Foster Parents Article

A US father accused of killing his adopted three-year-old daughter has been sentenced to life in jail after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.US media said the unanimous verdict came after Wesley Mathews confessed to “injury of a child by omission”.More >> Sherin Mathews death: Father of adopted Indian girl gets life sentence This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by LK Read Full Parenting Article

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Is It Disobedience Or Triggered Behavior? – Foster Parents Article

| Share | Tweet | Pin It | email It’s easy for parents who are caring for children with a trauma history to mistake triggered behavior for disobedience. But, when you understand the origin of behavior, your entire perspective changes. Join us for this week’s episode as we discuss this topic… Click Here To Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel Often, when our children are agitated, irritable, or aggressive, we can default to a traditional mindset when it comes to their behavior.…

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