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Factsheet for Foster Parents Considering Adoption
This factsheet for families summarizes what foster parents should consider while deciding whether to adopt their foster child or youth. While this factsheet does not address the specifics of how to ...
Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
In search of adventure, 29-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes ...
Starting at the Beginning for Your Child
For many families, the arrival of a child is met with eager anticipation. Welling with joy and excitement, these parents’ lives and actions toward their child manifest a deep awareness that children ...
Adoption and Foster Care RX: Solutions for Wounded Families
DVD resource by Orphan's Promise & Terry Meeuwsen for adoptive and foster families, containing practical tools and solutions for wounded families. Includes experts Dr. Karyn Purvis, David and Jayne ...
Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make
Adoptees working through the issues surrounding their birth can face grief, anger, and questions about their identity. Drawing on the stories of more than 70 adoptees, Sherrie Eldridge shows ...
Anger: Yours and Theirs
This three part series by adoptive dad Stephen Templeton helps parents address anger in their adoptive children, as well as in themselves. Part I Excerpt: "I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! ...
Fostering Hope Devotional: This 30-day devotional guide shares the stories of foster kids
This 30-day devotional guide shares the stories of foster kids.  They are stories of hope, to encourage you and challenge you. Start the 30 day devotional ...
After Adoption: Hope at Home
I was desperate. Fifteen years ago I was desperate to find someone who had walked through years of parenting children who were deeply scarred by their painful past. I'm talking about children who ...
Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus
All of us want to raise good kids. And we want to be good parents. But what exactly do we mean by “good?” And is “being good” really the point?   Mother-daughter team Elyse Fitzpatrick ...
A Challenge for Adoptive Dads
Watch as Michael Monroe talks about the need for adoptive dads to partner with their wives to work together as they lead their children toward hope and ...
How Do You Measure Success as a Parent?
It is critically important for parents to remain focused on what it means to be successful as they navigate the adoption or foster care journey. Watch as Amy & Michael Monroe share their ...
Helping a Child with Sexualized Behaviors
It is important for parents to understand healthy touch and to communicate respect for personal boundaries as they help their child learn to seek and give affection in healthy and appropriate ways. ...
Should I Do Foster Care? Points to Consider Before Fostering a Child
One day I came home from working at our local children's home and asked my husband what he thought about becoming a foster parent. He had numerous fears and logical concerns.Many men are good ...
Why Orphans?
This short video by World Orphans examines the how the orphan crisis relates to issues such as HIV/AIDS, child trafficking, prostitution, gangs, drugs, poverty and ...
What Adoptees Wish Church Communities Knew Webinar
Many of the seven million adult adoptees in the US wouldn’t darken the doors of a church.  Some do, but struggle with issues they dare not verbalize. What if the church were known as a place ...
Your Legacy: The Next Generation
I  experienced a brand new, ‘first time in my life’ twice during the past month:  I received text messages that looked like this:   Now, what was totally new is that it was not the ...
Caution: Sending Gifts to Your Child Preadoption
Sending a small gift and/or photobook to a child before he or she comes home has become nearly universal. It has also become quite common for parents to use an in-country service to send additional ...
Reflections on Attachment
Thirteen years ago as I prepared for the adoption of my first daughter I, like many other parents, embarked upon reading every piece of “helpful” guidance that I could find.  The plethora of ...
Three Core Concepts in Early Development
This new, three-part video series from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much ...
What If?
This blog post offers wisdom, insight, and hope for when your worst parenting nightmares come true: What If? "One of my favorite parts of today was the collect call I received at 7:30 this morning ...
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