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The Challenges of Adopting a Foster Child Across State Lines
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The Challenges of Adopting a Foster Child Across State Lines -- It doesn't need to be so difficult to bring the joy of a family into the life of a foster child.

The Challenges of Adopting a Foster Child Across State Lines

The Challenges of Adopting a Foster Child Across State Lines

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Adopting a foster child you have learned to love may not be easy, but it will be worth doing whatever it takes to make it happen. So many children are wanti.

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7 Ways to Give Your Child a History When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.
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Helping an Older Child Adopted from Foster Care Understand His Past

Seven ways parents can help a child adopted at an older age talk about adoption and understand his personal history during post-placement life.

Adoptive Families - The resource and community for adoption parenting.

7 Ways to Give Your Child a History When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.

7 Ways to Give Your Child a History  When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.
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Pros and Cons of Adopting Foster Kids #fostercare #adoption
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When deciding on whether or not to become a foster parent, it's important to consider the impact foster children will have on your home and children.

How foster care effects children already in the home.

Adoption can be a very rewarding experience.

Pros and Cons of Adopting Foster Kids #fostercare #adoption

Pros and Cons of Adopting Foster Kids #fostercare #adoption
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The Hard Truth and the Good News -- Foster children may come with scars from their past, but there is hope for healing
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The Hard Truth and the Good News -- Foster children may come with scars from their past, but there is hope for healing

The Hard Truth and the Good News -- Foster children may come with scars from their past, but there is hope for healing
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15 Surprises Ive Encountered While Adopting From Foster Care (pin now & read later, cuz our stupid DSL is literally as slow as dialup, according to the speed test)
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As you can see this little tyke already has a sense of humour. Not an Option about foster kids needing homes.

On with my anecdotal surprises while adopting Clementine, my 5 month-old daughter, from foster care.

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15 Surprises Ive Encountered While Adopting From Foster Care (pin now & read later, cuz our stupid DSL is literally as slow as dialup, according to the speed test)

15 Surprises Ive Encountered While Adopting From Foster Care (pin now & read later, cuz our stupid DSL is literally as slow as dialup, according to the speed test)
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What Life Was Like for a Foster Sister - first person perspective on being the only biological child in a foster family #fostercare #adoption
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What Life Was Like for a Foster Sister - first person perspective on being the only biological child in a foster family #fostercare #adoption

What Life Was Like for a Foster Sister - first person perspective on being the only biological child in a foster family #fostercare #adoption
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Be THE Change...good fostercare resources.
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This is my attempt to make lives more simple, more meaningful and more beautiful, through photography, organizing & foster care adoption.

If I were an abolitionist today, I would abolish child abuse in foster homes and the fact that some foster homes are rejecting children and sending them back to their current homes where they are.

It is great if the child is open to talking about her feelings and the importance of those feelings being received openly is vital.

Rosita Foster Care Scare by Melonis Matters

Be THE Change...good fostercare resources.

Be THE Change...good fostercare resources.

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Saying goodbye to foster child when they leave foster care. The toughest part of being a foster parent!

The Heartbreak of Saying Goodbye to a Foster Child

Saying goodbye to foster child when they leave foster care was told to be the hardest thing. I've heard plenty of goodbyes in the past. Until 2000 my now adoptive parent changed me and my two siblings life and we no longer have to hear the words goodbye

great advice on adopting an older child, from an adopted older child

LAJOY FAMILY: Angela's Adoption Advice hand account from someone that was an older adoption. Such beautiful insight.

Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Foster Care Awareness Month:

May is National Foster Care Awareness month in the United States.

10 Things to Do When a Foster Child Leaves {and crying is just 1 of them} #fostercare

10 Things to Do When a Foster Child Is Returning Home

10 things you can do when a foster child leaves your home {besides cry} - i REALLY want to foster kids someday. perhaps when the boys are older and in college

The realities of adopting from foster care. "Our society views foster children as “damaged,” but I think of our children as “challenged.” "

Meet foster-adopt mom MéLisa Lomelino

MéLisa Lomelino and her husband Ryun always knew that they wanted to adopt children and got their foster care license as soon as MéLisa was old enough. Read the story of how they ended up adopting six kids.

When a foster child says goodbye to a birthmother forever. #fostercare #adoption

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Answering the Rude Questions regarding homeschooling, adoption, special needs parenting or anything else that sets you apart

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Answering the Rude Questions regarding homeschooling, adoption, special needs parenting or anything else that sets you apart Adoption Questions, Answers, Inspiration

Inspirational story about the joys and difficulties adopting an older child. This family adopted a boy from the Philippines and relied heavily on faith to get through come rough transitions.

A sweet adoptive mama over at "No Greater Joy Mom" has asked a few questions about adopting older children and teenagers.

Adoption can be very experience and even more so rewarding. Tricia Goyer shares her adoption process and one way you can adopt for almost free.

How to Adopt for {Almost} Free

The first challenge of adoptions people often worry about is cost, but adopting from foster care is actually very affordable. Would your consideration of adopting children change if cost wasn’t the issue?

Zoe came home from Anhui province in December 2010 at the age of 4. She spent a year in LWB's Believe in Me preschool and benefited from the nutrition program. We adopted out of birth order; Zoe is our eldest by six months. She and her "artificial twin" brother Ben make each other laugh and make each other crazy... just as siblings should. Zoe is a great big sister to our youngest son and we can't wait to go back to China for a "little sister." ~Laura Catoe

Zoe came home from Anhui province in December 2010 at the age of 4. She spent a year in LWB's Believe in Me preschool and benefited from the nutrition program. We adopted out of birth order; Zoe is our eldest by six months. She and her "artificial twin" brother Ben make each other laugh and make each other crazy... just as siblings should. Zoe is a great big sister to our youngest son and we can't wait to go back to China for a "little sister." ~Laura Catoe

5 Ways to Support the Birth Parents in Your Life During the Holiday Season

Whether you have an open or closed adoption, there are ways you can support and honor your child’s birth parents during the holiday season. But rememb.

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