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All posts tagged 'Adoption Preparation'

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Foster Care and Adoption Benefits and “Benefits of the Heart”

WACAP’s Foster Care and Adoption staff answer some commonly asked questions about foster care and adoption, foster care and adoption benefits, and who to contact about becoming a foster parent. Not least of all, they talk about why fostering a child is an endeavor and “benefit of the heart,” bringing stability and love to children and youth when they need it most.

Foster Care and Adoption Research and Resource Hub

A sampling of topics on the Child Welfare Information Gateway about adoption and foster care that you may find helpful as an adoptive parent or foster parent, parent to be, adopted individual, or supporter of adoption and foster care.

Talking With Your Child's Teachers: A Resource You Can Share About Trauma-Informed Classrooms

Need a resource you can share with your child's teachers that talks about how adoption, foster care, trauma, and transition can impact your child in the classroom?

Eight Tips for Grandparents Welcoming Home Grandkids Through Foster Care and Adoption

Eight tips for grandparents of foster and adoptive grandchildren, with suggestions of what grandparents can do to prepare while they're waiting to meet and welcome their grandkids home (plus link to resource post). 

WACAP Now Podcast: On Identity, Race, and What Children Need to See Growing Up

A candid discussion about adoption, race and identity with Jacob, adopted from Colombia in the mid '80s. Learn about his experience growing up adopted as a child of color in a predominately white neighborhood, and what, looking back as an adult, he wishes his parents had known as he was grappling with questions about where he belonged.



Q & A: What if I get pregnant during the adoption process?

Not surprisingly, a question that’s asked frequently by those inquiring about adoption has to do with pregnancy. “What happens if I get pregnant during the adoption process?" WACAP's Director of Social Services, Elana Roschy, answers ... 

Trust-Based Parenting and Trauma-Informed Care: New Online Training

A trauma-informed approach is paramount to understanding, empathizing, and responding to the impact of trauma with our children and within our families. Learn more about WACAP's trauma-informed training approach, including a new, recommended online training based on trust-based, relational parenting and relationships (TBRI®).

­­When Love Isn’t Enough

"What happens when love isn’t enough?" This article talks about adoption and dissolution, safeguards that can help families thrive, and the support that's available when families are having difficult conversations.

Foresight in Adoption

Since a child’s medical and emotional needs can be in flux, a proactive parenting approach is crucial to meeting their needs.