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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What Is PS-MAPP Foster Parent Training Class? Created: Friday, May 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      PS-MAPP is just one foster parent training curriculum utilized by foster agencies to help prepare families for working with foster children and birth families.
    • How to Be a Great Foster Parent Created: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn more about how to being a great foster parent means helping a family be reunited." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A birth mother shares feelings through an adoption poem written for her two sons that were adopted 11 years ago." itemprop="description">> Monday, September 10, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Ideas on how to best use earning and losing privileges to help children motivate to change behaviors.
    • How to Better Understand the Profiles of Waiting Children Created: Friday, September 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Learn more about the different needs of children waiting for an adoptive home. Are these needs you can help meet for a child?" itemprop="description">
    • How to Parent Adopted and Foster Children with the 5 Love Languages Created: Sunday, February 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Utilizing the 5 love languages developed by Dr. Gary Chapman, may be a wonderful way to build attachment and bonding within your newly adoptive or foster family. Learn some parenting ideas that fulfill the 5 love languages.
    • 6 Foster Care Skills You Need to Know Before Being a Foster Parent Created: Friday, July 23, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Basic foster care skills needed to become a foster parent that does great work with children. Information on being a foster parent, the needs of foster children, and state profiles on agencies."
    • Is Adoption a Choice for Your Unborn Child? Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What are the reasons for and against placing a child for adoption? Things to think about for both the expectant/unwed mother and expectant/unwed father.
    • 7 Ways to Start Your Child's Lifebook Created: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Ideas on how to begin your foster or adopted child's lifebook.
    • Why Do Foster Care Disruptions Occur? Created: Monday, November 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Many foster children bounce from foster home to foster home due to disruptions. Here is a list of common reasons foster parents disrupt on placements." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • How to Work With Adoption Search Angels Created: Thursday, January 26, 2006 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      How to get started searching with an Adoption Search Angel. Check to see if there is a free adoption search angel available in your area of search.
    • Transitions Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Simple definition of the word - transitions and how it's used in child welfare.
    • Understanding and Managing the Loss that Comes with a Forever Family Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Ideas on how to help a family prepare for adoption, by preparing for the loss.
    • Financial Aid Basics for Foster Care Students Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Information to help foster families and foster children pay for college tuition.
    • Adoption Search Angel for Texas and Parts of Louisiana Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Texas search angel volunteer is available to help bring about reunions. She is also available to help in parts of western Louisiana.
    • Canadian Adoption Search Angels Created: Thursday, April 28, 2005 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Listing of Canadian Adoption Search Angels. Volunteers willing to help those with adoption search due to being separated by adoption.
    • How to Find Someone Created: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Many are interested in how to find someone separated by adoption and foster care. Here are a few resources to help find someone.
    • Managing Your Picky Eaters - Tips for Foster Families with New Placements Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014
      Experienced foster parents share thoughts on how to help foster children to try a new recipe, fruit, or vegetable.
    • Adoption Search Angel for the United Kingdom Created: Monday, January 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      An adoption search angel volunteer for the United Kingdom.
    • Volunteer Adoption Search Angel for the San Francisco Bay Area Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      New adoption search angel for the Pacific states.
    • Adoption Search Angel of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Created: Thursday, May 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Anne is an adoption search angel who is interested in helping conduct an adoption search in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
    • Adoption Search Angel Listing for the United States Created: Monday, April 26, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      A listing of the About.com Adoption Search Angels. These volunteers help find members of family separated by adoption.
    • Volunteer Adoption Search Angel for the Pacific States Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      New adoption search angel for the Pacific states.
    • Sharing a Foster Home with Biological Children Created: Monday, February 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014
      Insight and tips from a foster foster youth on what it's like to share a home with biological children.
    • How to Manage When Foster Children Ask Difficult Questions Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Tips and ideas on how to help answer a foster child's difficult questions.
    • Independence, Ready or Not Created: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014
      A former independent living worker offers advice for those helping teen foster youth.
    • Andrea Hare Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
      Read more about a current guest author for About Adoption and Foster Care.
    • Canadian Adoption Search Angel Created: Monday, January 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014
      Colleen is available to help complete adoption searches in Canada.
    • Volunteer Adoption Search Angel for Ohio Created: Monday, January 27, 2014 Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014
      New adoption search angel for Ohio.
    • Adoption Search Angel for Ontario Canada Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014
      An adoption search angel is available to help with searches in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Maybe Mirella can help you find your missing family members.
    • Southeast Missouri Adoption Search Angel Created: Saturday, January 25, 2014 Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014
      New adoption search angel for Missouri. CJ is ready to help you with your adoption search questions.
    • California Adoption Search Angel Created: Thursday, October 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014
      Adoption search angel in California can help you find lost loved ones through adoption search.

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