international adoption

Our COVID-19 Response – CHLSS – Foster Parents Article

Because we care about you, our staff and the greater community we have taken precautionary actions to mitigate exposure to COVID-19. Our team will communicate with people directly regarding personal appointments or changes to service. A note for current clients: We expect staff to remain available, but In-office staff are limited, in lieu of this please scan and email documentation, when possible, to your worker. Outside of the travel restrictions outlined below, our international programs are still accepting applications, working…

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Adoption Medicine Clinic Stress Reduction and Wellness Study – Foster Parents Article

Dr. Eckerle and the Adoption Medicine Clinic are inviting parents and their adopted children to join a first-of-its-kind study to evaluate the benefits of practicing mind/body stress reduction techniques within adoptive families. What is the opportunity? Attend an educational group coaching session each week for 8 consecutive weeks and learn mind/body skills to increase self-awareness and reduce stress reactions. These include: meditation, deep breathing, normalizing experiences, movement and more. how long may i participate? Each educational group coaching session (parents…

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Top 10 Family & Adoption Videos of 2019 – Foster Parents Article

As we look back at the stories we shared in 2019, these 10 videos left the biggest impression on our followers — and on us. Which one is your favorite? Do you have a video or a story that you think would be good for us to share? Send it danielh@holtinternational.org!   This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by Daniel Hespen Read Full Parenting Article

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Tips for Finding an Adoption-Competent Therapist – Foster Parents Article

This content was originally published by Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit. Google does not feel like your friend right now. A quick search for “adoption therapist” yields a lot of links. How do you know which are trustworthy resources? Asking your adoption community is of some help, but none of the names that keep popping up in conversation are familiar to you. How do you find an adoption competent therapist to help you navigate your…

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Bap & Chicken | A Korean Restaurant with an Adoptee Twist – Foster Parents Article

John Gleason, a Korean adoptee through Children’s Home, discovered his roots through food. “I grew up in the Twin Cities. I went to a mostly all-American elementary school, high school and college. So I grew up without a lot of connection to Korea. The only Asian I knew for a long time was my sister,” he explains. “It was really my love of food that helped me gain an appreciation for Korean cuisine and Korean culture.” So he followed his…

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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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Waiting Children – Bulgaria | May – Foster Parents Article

Waiting Children – Bulgaria | May Giving Tuesday May 30th #GivingTuesday is Tuesday, November 28. Find out more about this 24-hour, special opportunity to make 2X impact, click here. Waiting Children – Bulgaria | May 1 Upbring International Adoption – the primary provider facilitating adoptions from Bulgaria – partners with New Beginning Association, a foundation accredited by the Bulgarian government, to find loving and compassionate adoptive families for children living in Bulgarian orphanages.   Meet the children currently waiting to find…

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Coping with Fear of the Unknown When Adopting – Foster Parents Article

This content was originally published by Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit. When most of us think about becoming a parent, we dream of a healthy child. We may not expect perfection, but sure hope that our child does not have significant special needs. So how do you cope with the fear of the unknown when adopting? What if this child has an undiagnosed mental illness, what if this child was exposed to alcohol or drugs…

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Join us for Fidgety Fairy Tales, The Mental Health Musicals – Foster Parents Article

Come join us Monday, April 8 for Fidgety Fairy Tales This year Minnesota Association for for Children’s Mental Health joins us again in their 11th musical where familiar fairy tales are re-imagined to raise awareness about children’s mental health. With great music and gentle humor, this hour-long musical is fun for the whole family. This year’s stories include: Puss in Boots (Autism) Mary Had a Little Lamb (Anxiety) The Ants and the Grasshopper (ADHD) Tickets are free, but seating is…

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The Holidays When You’re Longing for a Baby Can Be So HARD – Foster Parents Article

This content was originally published by Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit. Let’s pause for just a moment to recognize that this season of joy is also a season of pain for some, including the 1 in 8 people who are suffering from infertility. The holidays when you’re longing for a baby can be so HARD! This blog is for you if: Your honest answer to the question of what you want for Christmas is “a…

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