World Wide Wednesday – October 2, 2013

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

  • Free book for foster parents. Why did you become a resource parent? Most people would say they wanted to help children and families, or they want to make a difference in a child’s life. One way you can have a big impact on a child is by working with the birth parents to rebuild the family. The role of resource parents includes an expectation to partner with the birth parents of the foster children in their homes. This IFAPA publication will help resource parents gain a better understanding of the importance of positive connections with birth parents and ways resource parents can contribute to the success of these partnerships. This publication will include information on shared parenting and decision making, overcoming challenges, communication skills, Family Team Meetings, family interaction plans and facilitating contact. To request a free booklet, e-mail Crystal at cthomason@ifapa.org or call IFAPA at 800.277.8145 ext. 5
  • The Adoption at the Movies blog takes a look at Planes – Being More Than What You were Built For.
  • Keep in Touch. In this video series for youth, young people share their stories and advice about staying connected to the people and programs that help them.
  • In this post on the Kid Hero blog, Betsy DuKatz writes about giving all kids “moments of so much fun.”

Have news you’d like to share? Please post in our comments!

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