World Wide Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Before we get to this week’s World Wide Wednesday post, we’d like to wish a very Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate!

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

World Wide Wednesday

  • The Joys and Challenges of Parenting Older Adopted Children. Children adopted at older ages—especially those from the U.S. foster care system—typically come to their new families with some history of trauma, abuse, or neglect, and a storehouse of unresolved emotions. But adopting and parenting older children comes with unique joys and rewards as well as challenges. In the November 2014 issue of NCFA’s Adoption Advocate, psychologist and adoptive father Dr. Gary Matloff discusses and shares valuable tips for families that have welcomed older children through adoption.
  • 6 Questions Every Adopted Teen Wants Answered. As children reach the teen years, the simple adoption stories of their early years no longer suffice. In this excerpt from Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens, we take a look at what goes on in the minds of teens, and offer advice for talking with them. (Continue reading.)
  • Start Talking. Not sure when—or how—to bring up adoption with your toddler or preschooler? Here’s where to begin.
  • Adoption at the Movies. Big Hero 6.

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

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