How to Help Your Adopted Child Adjust to Their New Home

How to Help Your Adopted Child Adjust to Their New Home

Adopting a child can be both an exciting and overwhelming time. Not only do you have to get used to assuming the role of being a parent to a child, but your new child will have to adjust to their new home, surroundings, and family. The adoption process itself is long...
Adopting a Special-Needs Child

Adopting a Special-Needs Child

  Children in the United States foster care system often have special needs. According to a study by Children’s Rights, a national child welfare organization, at least 30 percent of children awaiting adoption have at least one chronic medical condition; at...
Getting to Know Your Foster Kid

Getting to Know Your Foster Kid

  It can be rough forging an emotional connection with foster and adopted children, but it’s an important part of the process to making them feel comfortable. Step one, of course, is to establish who you are and why you’re now in the child’s life. Though you have...
Happy Gotcha Day!

Happy Gotcha Day!

  The love of a family, a “forever home,” and a sense of belonging — these are the sensations we celebrate every November 19th on National Adoption Day. In the United States, there are over a hundred thousand children in foster care waiting for a permanent...