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Competencies for Independent Living Services
For Independent Living programs to be effective, emancipation activities for youth should be jointly planned and implemented by the youth's caseworker and the youth's foster caregiver, mentor ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fasten Your Sweet Belt
Fasten Your Sweet Belt is a must read for any adoptive parent. Using personal stories, firsthand accounts from adoptive children and refreshing humor, the author and her 15 year-old adopted daughter ...
Before They Say Goodbye
According to many studies, the average church-attending young person is more likely to not stay, than to remain. Before They Say Goodbye is a proactive project to help parents, leaders, and pastors ...
The “Aging Out” Dilemma Plaguing the Foster Care System
A recent Huffington Post article articulately addressed, The “Aging Out” Dilemma Plaguing the Foster Care System.   Although perhaps missing some of the most important potential ...
Hope at Home Blog
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Connecting with Your Children as They Get Older
For adoptive and foster parents, developing strong connections with children when they are young is often challenging. As children grow older, or when older children come into our families, these ...
Adoptees Come of Age
Drawn from compelling stories of people who have been adopted, this book provides an intelligent and accessible description of the distinct emotional and spiritual challenges faced by adoptees and ...
Who's Your Daddy? Equip and mobilize high school students to care for orphans
This curriculum by JP Sibley will help equip and mobilize high school students to care for orphans.  The multiple lessons would be great to use at a student ...
Beneath the Mask: Understanding Adopted Teens
Working with adopted adolescents is complex. The key to successful therapy and healthy development is to help the adolescent discover and accept the person within. Parents will discover: the six ...
Pieces of Me: Who do I Want to Be
Grade 9 Up—This title refers to the "pieces" that adoptees must identify, gather, and put together properly in order to make themselves whole. It is a compendium of poems, essays, drawings, ...
Children's Books about Adoption
Are you looking for good children's books about adoption to read to your adopted child?  What about adoption stories to read to your biologic children?  This is a great list of books about ...
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