World Wide Wednesday, May 6, 2015

iStock_000003621765_LargeIt’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:

  • A Forest of Family Trees: Family tree assignments can sometimes be difficult for adopted children. But done right, they can be a great way to instill family pride.
  • 10 Tips for Foster Parents to Help Their Foster Youth Avoid Teen Pregnancy: Foster youth say they want to discuss sex, love, and relationships with their foster parents, but some are embarrassed or feel uncomfortable starting the conversation. The same holds true for foster parents. They often don’t know what to say, how to say it, or when to start. This guide offers some ideas to help foster parents strengthen their relationships with foster youth. It also offers some ideas on how best to communicate about sex, love, and relationships.
  • “I had to take a step back, put aside my wants and needs, and think about the life growing inside of me.” 
    When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, Maureen’s initial plan was to parent. Find out what changed and then caused her to consider adoption. In her story, she shares what it was like choosing parents for her son, and also how his life has motivated her to do more today than she ever thought possible. Meet Maureen.
  • 7 Ways to Give Your Child a History: Read on for seven interactive ways that parents can help a child adopted at an older age talk about adoption and understand his personal history – including time spent in foster care – during post-placement life.

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