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Discipline

Whose Day? Birthmother's / Mother's

There seems to be this debate within the adoption world that Mother's Day belongs to a specific group of people. Countless times this week, I have seen links or articles referencing adoptiv... [more]

Running: Training for Open Adoption

A runner makes her way down the paved sidewalk, breathing in and out. She listens to the rhythm of the music through her ear buds, and tries to maintain pace with it. She can feel her b... [more]

Open Adoption: Part 2

When an adoption closes, all sides usually feel vindicated in their reasoning to do so. It might be bold to say that no one goes into an open adoption knowing that they will close it, despi... [more]



Games

Traditions

Grandparent/Kinship Families

According to the Children's Bureau Express , preference for children who need substitute (foster) care is given to relatives - including grandpare... [more]

Heritage & Culture



Pre-finalization & Just Adopted
Attachment & Bonding, Benefits, Insurance, Negative Feelings After Adopting, Risk, Transition Period, New Parent Guide

Ages & Stages
Newborn and Infant Care, Toddler & Preschool Care, Grade School & Pre-Teen, Teens & Young Adults

Issues For Parents
Addressing Conflicts in an Open Adoption, Being a Good Parent Doesn't Mean You're Perfect, Making Time for Open Adoption, Open Adoption: Part 1, Running: Training for Open Adoption, Whose Day? Birthmother's / Mother's, Open Adoption: Part 2, Adopting Again, Birthfamily Search, Troubled Families, Discipline, Understanding Your Child, Birthfamily Relationship, Claiming & Entitlement, Parenting Skills, School Issues, Subsidies, Talking to Kids About Adoption & Family, Tips on Selecting an Adoption Therapist

Issues For Children
Babies Behind Bars: Children of Incarcerated Parents, Grief & Loss, Heritage & Culture, Identity, Siblings, Who Are You Here With?

Family Type
Bio and/or Adopted Sibs, Breastfeeding, Foster Parent, Grandparent/Kinship Families, Grandparents as Parents, International Families, Large Family, Multiples, Single Parent, Special Needs, Stepparent, Subsidized Guardianship, Transracial/Transcultural, Working Mother

Activities & Fun
Back to School, Family Fourth of July, Teaching Your Children About Memorial Day, Celebrities, For Kids, Freebies & Deals, Games, Holidays & Celebrations, Humor, Interactive Books, Lullabies, Music & DVDs, Screensavers, Traditions, Vacations, Adoption & Culture Camps, Scrapbooking


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