It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- Join the Honorary National Walk Me Home Event: This year the National Foster Parent Association will walk in honor of the young men and women from foster, adoptive, and kinship families who are or have served in our armed forces. Each year, hundreds of youth from foster, adoptive, and kinship families enter military service. In addition, many of the caregivers are also serving in our country’s military. We walk this year in honor or memory of those individuals who put country over self. This year’s Walk Me Home event will be hosted along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia one of our country’s largest military seaports. We are proud to announce our Walk will be opened by a U.S. Marine Color Guard and a military choir. Walkers will be provided arm bands to write the name of the military personnel who they are honoring as they walk. At the turning point of the walk will be provided a water station and at the finish line a Walker’s Soiree for refreshments. If you have never walked in a Walk Me Home event, we hope you will choose this year as your inaugural walk to honor our military and to increase support of YOUR National Foster Parent Association as we strive to ensure the national voice of foster parents is heard in the halls of our Congress and state legislatures. If you have walked in our walk events in the past, this will be one walk you will not want to miss. Let us show our strength and support in our numbers. You may create a team of walkers or walk on your own. The process is simple. Log on here to get started.
- From the article, Life as a foster family: “I’ll never forget the day I came home, aged seven, to find two boys I’d never seen before playing with my toys. I’m sorry to say that my first reaction was to run upstairs, shut myself in my room and refuse to come out until they’d left.So it wasn’t the easiest start to our life as a foster family.
Many of the 80 or so foster children who would follow and share our home over the next 30 years had been damaged by chaotic, difficult backgrounds. Their behavior could be extremely challenging.” (Continue reading)
- She’s Leaving Home: My daughter came home from China yesterday. How is she already going off to college?
- From Adoption at the Movies: Six Good Movies for Kids Under 8.
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