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Top 5 Family-Friendly Locations for Winter Vacation – Parents Article

It’s January, which means the kids are asking where we’re going. It’s the time of year we usually take off for some sun, sand and surf, and boy by this time of year, do we need the holiday. Here are some of the best vacation spots we’ll be dreaming of this winter. Bahamas When it comes to family-friendly vacations, it doesn’t get better than Bahamas. A hop, skip and jump for those of us in east-central Canada, it’s a quick…

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5 Best Apps For Managing Your Family’s Finances – Parents Article

This is the year. This is the year that I finally get my family’s finances under control. It’s been spinning out of it ever since we had twins—talk about a surprise! All of a sudden, we had jumped from a family of 3 to a family of 5, only our incomes had stayed about the same. Needless to say, our money stress shot through the roof. We’re not alone. According to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, for many Canadians,…

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Adopting from Foster Care Requires Love, Education & Support – Foster Parents Article

Connie has a pretty simple answer to the question, why did you adopt? Her response, “We have big hearts and we have big hope.” Over the last 25 years, she and her husband Blair have adopted eight children through foster care and private adoptions. Their growing family doesn’t stop there—they are now grandparents as well. “We also keep in touch with some of our kids’ original families and foster families. Our eldest daughter has been in contact with her birth…

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Foster Family Stories | The Petroski Family – Foster Parents Article

Lynnita and Tom Petroski from Hawley, PA are foster parents working with the KidsPeace Foster Care office in Honesdale. This is their story on how they became foster parents. Lynnita’s interest in fostering goes back all the way to her childhood.  “I remember a time when the mother of a friend of mine died.  She left behind two boys, and I wanted them to come and live with our family.” She also remembers the boys were placed in foster care…

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EL CONCILIO RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FROM THE UPS FOUNDATION – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – El Concilio received a $10,000.00 grant from the UPS Foundation, which gives Global corporate citizenship and philanthropy programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS). The grant will be used towards supporting our cultural activities that include the Philadelphia Puerto Rican Parade and The Puerto Rican Annual Awards Gala. These fundraising events support our Youth Programs, Foster Care, Adoption & Permanency Programs, Parenting Skills Training Workshops, Victim Witness Services and Housing Counseling Services. “We are delighted to have received this…

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Which Celebrity Role Model Do Parents Think Is Best for Their Children? – Foster Parents Article

Home > Blog > News > Celebrity Role Models – Who Do Parents Think Is the Best Role Model for Their Children? In this article we take a look at the Top 15 Celebrity Role Models voted by parents in the UK. We asked 2,000 UK parents who they think is best celebrity role model for their children. The survey was carried out in November 2019 and the results were as follows.  RankNameOccupation% of Votes #1Richard BransonBritish Business Magnate6.69% #2David BeckhamEnglish…

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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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Reach With Them: One Foster Mom’s Story of Open Adoption – Foster Parents Article

This content was originally published by Creating a Family, the national infertility education and support nonprofit. November is National Adoption Month. To kick off this year’s campaign of awareness, we are delighted to share one foster mom’s personal perspective on open adoption with her children’s birth family. Through learning how to co-parent as a foster mom and going on to craft an open adoption after finalization, she’s learning how to reach out with her children to their birth parents. We…

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Finding Love and Strength as a Former Foster Youth – Foster Parents Article

Fractured Memories from Childhood When I was 7 years old, my brother and I were removed from my mother’s care and placed into a foster home. This foster home was supposed to be short term but we were there for about three and a half years. My memories of my birth mother, before being placed in foster care, are not the greatest. She was addicted to drugs and often neglected my brother and me. We hopped from trailer to trailer,…

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Ad Halloween Lanie si traveste come la sua eroina – Parents Article

Ad Halloween i bambini amano vestirsi da streghe e mostriciattoli ma Lainie, una bambina di 7 anni, ha voluto sorprendere tutti vestendosi da… mamma Jess. É la più grande di cinque fratelli, e nella notte delle streghe ha scelto un costume davvero originale.Occhiaie e sguardo spento come la sua mammaLa piccola si è presentata alla festa della scuola con vistose occhiaie, lo sguardo spento, il viso stanco, i capelli spettinati, ciabatte, vestiti sporchi e per non farsi mancare proprio nulla anche…

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