It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- 6 Things Foster Parents Need to Hear. “Over the years I have tried to walk alongside many of my foster parent friends who are trying SO hard to do right by their foster kids.” Read six things the author of this blog post desperately wants to say to each foster parent.
- International Adoption: Vietnam.
- 6 Tips for Responding to Negative Comments Relatives Make About Your Child. At family gatherings, relatives who don’t understand learning and attention issues may make negative comments about your child. These remarks can sting, even if they’re well intentioned. Here are some typical comments—and ways to respond.
- After Growing Up in 16 Foster Homes, Lorenzo Mauldin Gets Drafted by Jets. Lorenzo Mauldin hopes he can finally call a place home, something that the New York Jets’ third-round pick hasn’t had for much of his life.
A tough-as-nails linebacker for the past four years at Louisville, Mauldin can point to a childhood that was anything but stable to explain his character and convictions in life. He has been told that he grew up in 16 foster homes in and around Atlanta but he truthfully can remember only “10 to 12 of them.” It was a life that could have pointed him in the wrong direction, but instead he landed in the NFL.
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