Research: Foster Parents, Relatives Adopt Majority of Children with Special Needs
A June 2003 research brief from the Urban Institute outlines characteristics of parents who adopt children from the foster care system. The report, Who Will Adopt the Foster Care Children Left Behind?, found foster parents and relatives were more likely than the general population to adopt waiting... The Evolution of Attachment Therapy
We've been hearing some confusion being expressed by folks across the country regarding attachment work, specific techniques, and "who" does "what." There are many attachment therapists and attachment programs in Colorado, and a growing number around the country. Each practitioner has his/her own... Viewing photolistings
Each state has a photolisting of the children who are available for adoption in their state. You may find the link for that photolisting in the specific state section, but there are other photolistings as well. Photolistings are small biographies, along with a photo, of some of the children that... Foster Parenting: Reaching Out to Support Displaced Children
Family foster care is designed to provide a supportive family environment for children who have been temporarily or permanently displaced from their biological family. Since the 1950s, foster care has been the preferred method of providing for needy children, replacing institutional types of...
Family travels the road from foster parenting to adoption
Jeff and Lisa Myers still remember the plans they hatched while on a date some 20 years ago: get married, move to Colorado, build careers in youth ministry, and have three children, spaced two to three years apart. Pet Events
Dog Lovers' Walk 8:30-11 a.m. March 22. Messiah Lutheran Church, 1 Westridge Road. Teams of dog lovers (most with their dogs) will gather March 22 at Messiah Lutheran Church to walk a 1. Bill: Grandparents retain visiting rights after parental termination
A bill that squeaked by committee Wednesday with a 5-4 vote would allow grandparents to petition for visitation rights, which may mean more court proceedings for parents of foster and adopted children, even after the rights of biological parents have been terminated. Arianne Thorpe, an adoptive... Bill: Grandparents retain rights after parental termination
A bill that squeaked by committee Wednesday with a 5-4 vote would allow grandparents to petition for visitation rights, which may mean more court proceedings for parents of foster and adopted children, even after the rights of biological parents have been terminated. Arianne Thorpe, an adoptive...
Confidentiality in Kinship Care
May 5, 2013, 7:28 pm
I'm a single mom. I choose to involve others in the community in raising my kids, from their teachers to their godmother to family friends. When it comes to making the right call as a parent, two (or ten) minds can be better than one. I'm a big believer in raising my kids within a village of love... Should You Foster if You Want to Adopt?
October 18, 2013, 1:30 pm
Should you foster if you really want to adopt? Some areas have thriving foster-to-adopt programs where you go through the foster care training and become licensed foster parents, but you are only called with placements of children who are already likely to be in need of an adoptive home. Either... Forever Families
October 13, 2012, 9:35 am
One of the coolest things about the month of November is that it is National Adoption Month. I love that there is a whole month dedicated to the children who have been adopted, the parents that have adopted and the children who are waiting to be adopted. Adopted, adopted, adopted. I love to throw...