World Wide Wednesday – September 11, 2013

174337705It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s happening the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • Foster care: A challenge worth taking — Many people become foster parents with a longing to adopt. In fact, Charonne Ganiere says that, “when my husband and I began the foster process, it was with the heart and the intent to adopt. We never imagined we would foster beyond that, or have an open door for children to come in and out of our home.” Read more on the Kid Hero blog.
  • Need an Adoption Movie Guide to “Monsters University”? The Adoption at the Movies blog has you covered.
  • The Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association created a handy list of foster care & adoption-friendly children’s books.
  • Collecting Information on Your Adoptive Child’s History — Whether you adopted your child at the age of 3 or 15, your child comes with his or her own life experiences that are different from yours. Often there have been many adults working to assure your child’s safety and wellbeing. Unfortunately, despite social workers’ best efforts, sometimes the details of a child’s life can be lost as that child travels from his birth family into foster care and then into adoptive placement. It’s important for adoptive parents to obtain as many details about their child’s life as possible and waiting years later to obtain those details can be difficult if not impossible. This workbook was written by DePaul Family Services to guide adoptive parents in obtaining those details that are often hidden in files and in people’s memories.

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