It’s World Wide Wednesday! Here’s what’s news in the world of foster care and adoption around the web:
- Building Attachments with the Five Love Languages: “I believe in the wisdom behind Dr. Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages. The idea that each of us gives and receives love in different ways, just makes good sense. The use of love languages is a way to build bonds with anyone that you care about, but also a wonderful way to build an attachment with foster or adopted children.”
- Keep Calm and Carry On . . . You’re a Foster Carer! “Foster care would be that little bit easier if you could press a ‘pause’ button on your own life. What would we not give for some sort of arrangement to put everything on hold, as we work to resolve the seemingly intractable problems of the children who come into our care? But the reality is that our own lives carry on: stuff happens to us too, with no regard for the children and young people who have been entrusted to us.”
- Other Brothers (and Sisters!): Many adopted children have biological siblings. Six families share their stories of meeting or adopting their child’s birth brothers or sisters. (From Adoptive Families magazine)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Facts and Resources.
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