Texas Foster Care and Adoption Programs - Training and Support
Minimum Standards and Guidelines for Child-Placing Agencies and CPS policy require verified basic foster family units to complete 20 hours of additional in-service training on a yearly basis. Non-group foster family units providing therapeutic care must complete at least 50 hours of annual... Grandparents as Parents: A Primer for Schools
An increasing number of American grandparents are finding their later years different from what they expected. Instead of a quiet retirement, sweetened by delights of occasional visits with grandchildren, many grandparents have taken on the role of surrogate parents to their grandchildren. Reasons... Organizations that Provide Education and Training
Organizations that Provide Education and Training Adopt America Network 1025 North Reynolds Road Toledo, OH 43615 (419) 534-3350 (419) 534-2995 (fax) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.adoptamerica.org Adoption Crossroads/Council for Equal Rights in Adoption 444 East 76th Street... Resources for Prospective Adoptive Parents
We receive a large number of questions through the National Parent Information Network Web site about what resources are available for prospective adoptive parents. Since the adoption process can be time-consuming and costly, particularly in the case of foreign adoptions, many families require...
Shortage of foster homes
October 23, 2007, 8:40 am
I have been receiving news links that show a shortage of foster homes in virtually every state. As the number of children coming into foster care is increasing, the number of foster homes is decreasing. We’re running at a bad pace.
I was recently interviewed for a newspaper article about the... Being Real…Too Much of a Good Thing?
December 10, 2007, 7:30 am
On Saturday, my day revolved around attending and presenting at the first conference put on by the Northwest Georgia Adoptive and Foster Parent Association. It was a great conference. And the organizers of the event (two foster moms and several others who helped) were cool, calm and truly... Adoption excellence awards
January 15, 2008, 4:28 pm
Each year the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awards several adoption excellence awards. There are several different categories and nominations are taken through August of the award year.
All of these agencies and individuals have proven their commitment to foster care and...