It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- Finding Adoptive Families for Sibling Groups: This article from the National Resource Center for Adoption’s (NRCA) newsletter, The Roundtable, focuses on the importance of maintaining sibling connections when agencies seek prospective foster and adoptive families. It highlights relevant policies and research related to sibling groups, and spotlights resources available from AdoptUSKids.
- Foster youth face high risk of identity theft: Children in foster care are at greater risk of becoming victims of identity theft and entering adulthood with their credit already in shambles, experts say. Child advocates say that foster youth are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because they bounce from one home to another, giving an expanding group of adults access to their private information.
- Expecting the Unexpected – Adopting a Child Age Two or Older: Parents of newborns, whether through adoption or birth, can follow a mostly predictable pattern. When the baby cries, he’s hungry, needs a new diaper, or is tired. If in doubt about a child-rearing point, parents can turn to countless books and websites, as well as family and friends. And each time they meet their child’s need, parents reinforce a mutual attachment. What happens, then, to children whose needs are not consistently met in their early months and years? Read the full article
- Adoption Advocate No. 74 | Choosing an Adoption Agency: Adoption agencies have ethical and professional obligations to both expectant parents considering adoption and prospective adoptive parents. In the August issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, “Choosing an Adoption Agency,” NCFA president and CEO Chuck Johnson lists some considerations and questions for expectant parents and families to consider as they begin to research potential agencies.
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