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Navigating the Holidays: Advice From WACAP Families

A collection of advice about how to approach or navigate the holidays from adoptive and foster families. 

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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.

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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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Loving Your Older Child, Even When the Feelings Are Hard to Find

Some tips for families about how to build and strengthen emotional connections with children who've joined their families through adoption, especially parents who've adopted older kids.

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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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Post-Adoption Reporting: Why It Matters

Read about post placement reporting from a different perspective, and find out what the U.S. Department of State wants families to know about the difference these reports make. 

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