international adoption

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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Going Back To Mrągowo | Parenting and Attachment – Parents Article

For years we’d dreamed of taking Casey to Europe to show her the sights. The high point – revisiting Poland, where she was born and where Erika’s family is from; a number of Erika’s cousins still live there. Unfortunately Casey had zero interest in her birth mother, her birthplace or Poland in general (unless of course Casey had found that she was descended from King Casimir himself.) So Erika and I made that journey without her. Though writing a book…

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2 Things We Try Before International Adoption – Foster Parents Article

Holt does more than adoption?! A misconception we often hear is that Holt International is only an adoption agency. This probably stems from our long history in international adoption, but in truth, Holt serves far more children through programs that help them stay with their families. At Holt, we in fact consider international adoption to be the last, best option for children. Holt’s model of adoption is child-centric, meaning that we uphold the needs of the child as our number…

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