Maria\'s Adoption Narrative - Part 1 - Reader Submission
I am a single, non dieting, Hispanic woman living in the panhandle of Florida. I own and operate a successful business from my 39-acre farm. I have lots of animals on the farm, dogs, a cat, goats, horses, fishes and an odd assortment of other mammals that drift in and out, dog food seems to be the... Project STAR of Western Pennsylvania
Selected by Representative Melissa Hart For over 20 years, Project STAR of Western Pennsylvania has been a devoted advocate for disabled children. As a nonprofit social service, adoption, and foster care agency, Project STAR has been successful in providing for children with special needs. The... Finding Services and Support
While pre-adoption education, training, support, and networking give those approaching adoption a good base of knowledge and theoretical experience, the sad fact is that many do not take advantage of opportunities, and others are not even presented with those options. Even when comprehensive... Adoption Language
The way we talk about adoption has evolved over time as we become more aware of the complexities of our relationships and the way both children and adults react to words, nuances, and connotations. Here are resources for present and future parents, families, teachers, and others. From Adoption.com...
Adoption? Yes, But Not What You Think
April 3, 2013, 1:49 pm
Adoption is the legal and/or social establishment of a parent-child relationship where that relationship is not the natural result of marital sexual intimacy. Yet it seems that within this rather straight-forward definition, there are some who have a heart for traditional adoption and worry that... I Get to Talk and People Will Listen
April 14, 2012, 8:33 am
I am blessed to be writing you today and telling about a unique experience that I am getting. In May, I will be giving a speech/workshop on adoption and foster care/adoption. This is so exciting for me as it is certainly my passion. I have been planning in my head what information I want to pass... Ten Ways to Help
November 21, 2011, 7:14 am
Do you have a family member or friend who is trying to adopt through a Foster-Adopt program? Here are a few ways you can be of help:
During the Waiting Times
Be a friend. Be someone your friend can vent their fears and frustrations to. Waiting is hard. They don't need advice nearly...