World Wide Wednesday – June 26, 2013

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has created these fact sheets for parents whose children have been affected by domestic violence. The set of 10 fact sheets gets to the heart of the experiences and needs of these children and families, and offers education in support of their resilience and recovery.
  • Adoption at the Movies checks out Aging Out – How Foster Teens Can (and Can’t) Make It On Their Own, a PBS documentary film.
  • Foster parent Diane Behm posts about foster family planning on the Kid Hero blog.
  • “Why Adopted Children Need to Know Their Story,” by Angie Johnston, an adopted adult and mother, was released in May by Bethany Christian Services. It is a resource for parents focused on how to talk with their adopted children about their histories, and it explains the primary benefits to the children of doing so – a sense of being, well-being and self-acceptance, as well as the ability to give and receive love.

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World Wide Wednesday – June 19, 2013

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

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World Wide Wednesday – June 12, 2013

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • Don’t let your fear of the unknown stop you from making a difference. Watch this video to hear how Diane Behm and her husband overcame their fears and became foster and adoptive parents.
  • The June issue of Adoption Today focuses on attachment and trauma and includes articles on when to get help, choosing the best therapy, avoiding emotional triggers, tips for stressed parents, and much more. The issue is available free during the month of June.
  • Reggie aged out of the foster care system on his 18th birthday. Like the nearly 30,000 foster youth who face this reality each year, he was scared and unsure of his future. Now 2 years later, he is a young man with big dreams, sage wisdom and an infectious smile. But that will only take him so far. The Camellia Network shares his story in this video.
  • Addison at Adoption at the Movies posts about Disney’s The Jungle Book and cross-cultural adoption.

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World Wide Wednesday – June 5, 2013

It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • Dr. John DeGarmo has recently updated this page on his website. It includes a plethora of resources, information, links, and videos about adoption, foster care, helping kids in need, and much more. A good page to keep bookmarked!
  • Hopefully you’ve had a chance to see the new “Iron Man 3” film and Addison Cooper’s post about the movie on his Adoption at the Movies blog won’t spoil anything for you.
  • EMK Press has a great resource in the form a downloadable 50-page booklet, Realistic Expectations: The First Year Home. The booklet is designed “for adoptive families as they put away their travel suitcases, preconceived notions, and get down to the job of parenting.”
  • Adoptive Families magazine shares an article titled 7 Ways to Give Your Child a History. “When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.”

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