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By Carrie Craft

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    • What Teens Need to Know When Close to Aging Out of Foster Care Created: Monday, July 16, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      A letter to youth aging out of foster care with words of advice and tips on being successful with their transition." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
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    • The Challenges of Being a Foster Parent Created: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Thoughts on how foster care can be challenging including links to more resources on how to deal with the challenges." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      When I provided respite foster care for my best friend's foster children, I was completely intimidated by the upkeep of their black hairstyles. Find easy and less intimidating black hairstyles for ...
    • What Is the Difference Between Member and Non-Member Countries of the Hague? Created: Monday, March 03, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Sometimes I find the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoptions to be a bit confusing at times. So what is the difference between member and non-members of the Hague Convention? What's the differ...
    • Can an Adult From a Foreign Country be Adopted into the United States? Created: Monday, September 26, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Can an Adult From a Foreign Country be Adopted into the United States?
    • Child Abuse Risk Factors Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      What are the common causes or risk factors of child abuse? Why would anyone abuse his/her own child?" itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 21, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      An adoption baby shower is a great way to welcome a new child into the family. Learn more about hosting an adoption baby shower and how to make the event special for the whole family."
    • Adoption Grants and Loans May Help with the High Cost of Adoption Created: Saturday, January 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The cost of adoption can scare many prospective adoptive parents away. Here is a guide to organizations that offer adoption grants and loans to families.
    • Before You Decide Adopting a Child Is for You Created: Friday, March 02, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      When deciding whether adopting a baby or child is right, there are many questions to resolve. Consider these common issues before you answer the big one, is adoption right for you and your family?
    • How to Prepare for Respite Created: Friday, February 06, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Sometimes foster parents just need a break and respite can be a great option. Find tips on how to prepare for respite weekends for foster children." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • What Is Foster and Adoptive Parent Training Class PRIDE? Created: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Information on the foster and adoptive parent training class.
    • What to Teach Your Child to Prepare Them for a Foster or Adopted Sibling Created: Thursday, April 21, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      How to prepare your children for foster care as well as welcome new foster and adopted children into your family." itemprop="description">> Thursday, April 21, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn how to prepare for foster parenting or adoptive parenting." itemprop="description"> Sunday, September 19, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Is an interracial adoption for you and your family? What are some things to consider before making your final decision on an interracial adoption?" itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Is Adoption a Choice for Your Unborn Child? Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 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.
    • Steps to a Step Parent Adoption Created: Monday, July 03, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn the basic steps to completing a step parent adoption. Contacting an adoption lawyer is a good first step as each State handles step parent adoptions differently." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • What Is an Open Adoption? Created: Saturday, August 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What constitutes contact in an open adoption? Gain some ideas for contact within an open adoption.
    • 10 Things to Do When Foster Kids Fight Created: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What do you do when foster kids fight? How can you establish peace within your foster home and deal with all the kids fighting? Here are 10 ideas to help when foster kids fight."
    • Ways to Help a Foster or Adopted Child's Grieving Created: Thursday, January 27, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      We may feel helpless when our children are grieving a loss. Here are different ways to help our foster or adopted children with grieving." itemprop="description" Thursday, February 25, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Everything you ever wanted to know about foster care, being a foster parent, or becoming a foster parent. Know that regulations differ from state to state and country to country, but the basics and...
    • How to Prepare a Child for Visits with Birth Family Created: Saturday, January 12, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ides on how to help a foster child do well at a family visit." itemprop="description">
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    • Adoption Poems About Birth Mothers Created: Saturday, May 15, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Mother and birthmother poems about the love birth mothers have for their placed children. Also, find a listing of other birth mother adoption poems." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Who Can Be a Foster Parent? Created: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Who can be a foster parent? It's open to almost everyone. Foster parents are needed all over the world. Are you ready to be a foster parent and help a foster child?
    • Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers: Things to Consider for Foster Parents Created: Monday, June 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      They may be cute, but are you sure you're ready to accept more than one baby or toddler foster placement at a time?" itemprop="description">> Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn ways to discipline a child that is in foster care or been adopted from foster care." itemprop="description"> Thursday, October 25, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Thoughts on when adopting a child is a good idea." itemprop="description">
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    • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Baby Adoption vs. Older Child Adoption Created: Tuesday, December 23, 2003 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Not every prospective adoptive parent is about the cute babies that are available for adoption. Some prefer an older child adoption. Learn a few reasons why." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Things to Do This Summer for Your Foster or Adopted Kids Created: Friday, June 25, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Ideas for things to do to help keep your foster or adoptive kids busy during breaks from school. These fun activities may save your sanity and give kids things to do this Summer."
    • Complete a Foster Care Adoption Created: Thursday, September 28, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Many adoptive parents choose foster care adoption. This is a great way to help the thousands of children who wait in foster care for years.
    • 10 Reasons Not to Adopt a Child Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Thoughts on when a motivation to adopt a child may not be in the child or family's best interest." itemprop="description"> Monday, March 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Here are several baby shower game ideas and tips for those adoption baby shower hosts and hostesses. Many of these options may require your creative touch to ensure that these baby shower games are...

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