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Category: Adoption Conversations

Adoption Conversations

"Grand Canyon" - The Story Isn't Over Yet

Greg Eubanks shares concepts from a trauma-informed model called Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI®) and in this post, encourages foster and adoptive families that their stories aren't over, no matter how tough it gets.

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WACAP Now Podcast: Parents of 11 on Saying Yes Through Challenges

Parents of 11, with over 25 grandchildren and great children, talk about parenting, their family built through birth and adoption, hurdles they've faced, and the legacy they're all part of... love in this podcast ...

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What's a "Lifebook" and How Do You Start Building One With Your Child?

Lifebooks help bridge a child’s past, present and future. Learn more about them here, with links to Lifebook sample pages, resources and tips that will help you create a lifebook with your child.

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7 Tips for Responding to Difficult News and Events With Your Kids

WACAP's clinical director discusses the events, news, and crises impacting children of color and their parents in today's society, and she offers seven suggestions to help parents respond to and connect with their transracially adopted kids.

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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.



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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 ... 

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­­Transitions: Why Are They Hard, And What Can We Do?

What informs adoptees' responses to transition, and what can parents can do to support their children through change?

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­­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.

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Heritage Trips – A Journey to Beginnings

Connections to birth country, culture and language are as important for international adoptees as they are complex. As families have conversations about heritage and heritage travel, it's important that everyone is part of conversation.

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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.  


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