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New Foster Care Rules On The Horizon

New Foster Care Rules On The Horizon

Since the point of the foster care system in the United States is to keep children safe, it's no surprise that the government enforces strict rules about who can become a foster parent. Unfortunately, these rules sometimes prevent loving homes from opening their doors...

DCYF’s Disastrous Decision

You're going to want to take a sip of your coffee and hang on for this one. I don't get political on Facebook or anywhere often, but this just absolutely infuriates me. DCYF is cutting funding to programs and organizations that offer help to foster families, including...

2018 Sets the Record for Adoptions

2018 Sets the Record for Adoptions

Families needed to make more room at the dinner table this Thanksgiving season, especially as 2018 saw a record-high adoption year. Over the past year, adoptions from foster care have risen by 18 percent, with Louisiana boasting a record increase during the twelve...

The First Steps of the Adoption Process

The First Steps of the Adoption Process

When looking into adopting a child, there is an immense amount of thought that must go into the process. But where to begin? And when? How? The following outlines precisely what adults looking to adopt  should take into consideration before diving in head first. What...

How to Identify a Strong Adoption Agency

If you're pursuing adoption, finding a reputable agency is among the most crucial steps in establishing the foundation for a successful experience from start to finish. While choosing a strong adoption agency may appear daunting with the number of existing agencies...

Why Adopt Siblings?

For couples thinking about adopting a child, the issue of adopting two siblings together often presents itself. While the couple may be uncertain about adopting two children at once, they may find that the situation comes with its own unique benefits. It's Better for...

Best Books for Adoptive Parents

Adoption can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Not only are you giving someone a loving home, but they are also adding on to the love your family already has. However, there are so many people who are interested in learning more about this process. And...

Adoption vs Guardianship

It’s not uncommon for individuals to draw parallels between adoptions and legal guardianships. What’s more, adoption is frequently likened to guardianship because the two are strikingly similar. In short, both an adoptive parent and legal guardian assume the role of...