Tuesday December 10, 2013
Mahisha Dellinger, the founder of CURLS, has written several articles to help educate foster and adoptive parents in the care and styling of African American or Biracial hair. This information is especially important during the winter months as the harsh weather impacts skin and hair. As foster or adoptive parents we are often called upon to step outside of our own culture to raise and care for a child. Here are a few of Dellinger's articles:
Wednesday November 27, 2013
Based on feedback from readers I attempted to bring another of article dealing with kinship homes. I also wrote an article on parenting adult children based on our recent issues with our adult children. I hope Adoption Month has been kind to you all. As always - please feel free to contact me with your article ideas!
Suggested Reading/New Articles and Features:
Monday November 25, 2013
Holidays and big family gatherings are tough situations for introducing your foster or newly adopted children to the extended family. Your extended family may feel uneasy about your choice to be a foster/adoptive parent in the first place. Meeting the child may help this situation or confirm their fears. Here are 7 Ways to Prepare Yourself, Your Family, and Your Foster Child for Thanksgiving.
And remember - if you're going to be visiting a home that doesn't regularly host children or you know your kids are going to be bored - pack up a few craft supplies and have the kids make these hand print turkeys. These could be cute gifts for birth family in an adoptive or foster situation. Most parents love gifts that mark their child's stages of growth.
Select a project below and find simple to follow instructions.
- How To Make a Simple Hand Print Turkey
- How To Make a Double Handprint Turkey
- How To Create a Turkey With Handprint Feathers
Saturday November 23, 2013
Today, November 23, 2013, marks the 14th year for National Adoption Day. Through the help of adoption professionals, child advocates, judges, and attorneys, thousands of children in foster care will finalize their adoptions and become part of a permanent home and family.
I hope that this National Adoption Day is as successful as the year before. Reports are hoping that 4,500 children from foster care will enter into their forever home today. If you are one of those families, don't forget to spread the good news with an awesome adoption announcement!
How are you celebrating National Adoption Day?