World Wide Wednesday: September 23, 2015

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

  • Children adopted internationally often face multiple broken attachments in their early lives, which can make it more difficult for them to build trusting, attached relationships later in life. In this issue of the National Council for Adoption’s Adoption Advocate, Madison Howard explains why care models for children awaiting adoption that mimic family-based care can help provide the nurturing care they need as well as encourage the kind of secure attachments that will later help them attach to and bond with their adoptive families.
  • Friendships, Social Skills, and Adoption tackles the challenges that children who were formerly in out-of-home placements, such as orphanages and foster care, face in school. Dr. Julian Davies of the Center for Adoption Medicine shares this practical guide on RainbowKids.
  • Adoption & Foster Care In the Classroom: “Parents know what it’s like, the questions and requests from teachers for baby photos, information for family trees, and questions about moms. A teachers job is hard, really hard. It’s even more difficult as class sizes grow. To remember the backgrounds of every child is difficult, but I think there should be a general understanding that there are children in the classroom who come from divorced families, are in foster care, or were adopted.”
  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Thinking about Adoption:

    The choice to adopt is a big one. It’s not a choice to be made lightly because it’s a choice that has a dramatic impact not just on your life, but on the life of a child.

    Before moving forward with the formal adoption process, it’s important to ask yourself some key questions. The answers to these questions are vital if you want your choice to result in a long, happy life for you and your child.

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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