There were about 500,000 kids in foster care in the US in 2009. There were 2.6 million kids in permanent formal kinship care as of 2009, not counting a large number in informal (e.g. not court ordered) kinship care. (Source: AFCARS)
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Talking about adoption can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it's hard for you because you don't know what to say, or because you're afraid you'll say the wrong thing and hurt your child. Talking about adoption should not be a one-time conversation. This course gives you the tools you need to make talking about adoption part of your family's everyday life.
This package includes 5 courses for a total of 9.5 credit hours of training on topics required for Bethany Christian Services.
This package will help prospective adoptive parents create a profile, understand open adoption and discuss adoption with their children. 14% discount when purchased as a package!
This package includes the courses: Becoming Your Child's Best Advocate, Discipline and the Adopted Child, Finding The Missing Pieces, Let's Talk Adoption, Open Adoption 101, The Journey of Attachment and Tough Starts: Treatment Matters for a total of 13 credit hours of training on topics required for Florida Adoption Center.
Social media has revolutionized the way we connect with one another. This has meant that open adoption communication is more convenient than ever before. Social media, along with tools such as Google, can also mean that your tween or teen may be searching for information or birth relatives online. It also means she could be approached online by a birth relative…or someone posing as one. The possibilities are both exciting and terrifying.
By using - and teaching others about - positive adoptive language, adoptive families help tear down adoption misconceptions. This article helps families understand which phrases and words are the most positive and why.