World Wide Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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

  • The Child Welfare Information Gateway recently updated Intercountry Adoption: Where Do I Start?. The factsheet provides an overview of the intercountry adoption process.
  • Social Media & Your Foster or Adopted Teens: 4 Risks and What You Can DoLike it or not, parents, social media is here to stay. Today’s teens have an ever-growing array of social media tools for interacting with peers and the world around them. And as with other aspects of our lives, connectedness has its benefits and its costs. Because teens’ brains are still forming, good judgment does not always prevail. Teens who are in or adopted from foster care may be particularly vulnerable to risks associated with social media because of environmental factors often present in their lives. Understanding the following risks will help you help your teen use social media safely.
  • Generations in Foster CareWhen you grow up in foster care and become a mother, your greatest hope is that you’ll get to be your child’s Mommy. Yet mothers who grew up in foster care are at high risk of having their own children removed.  This is the first issue in a series on what it takes for young mothers who grew up in foster care to build stable families. This issue looks at the painful relationship between child welfare systems and the mothers they helped raise.

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

Inclusion in this post does not imply an endorsement by the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families. The Coalition is not responsible for the content of these resources.

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