Archive for April, 2012
Start time/date: May 5, 2012 9:00AM
End time/date: May 5, 2012 12:30PM
Place: Kaiser Oakland Medical Center
Fabiola Building Room 65A/G-27
3801 Howe Street, Oakland, CA 94611
AdopTalk Part 1: A Developmental Approach To Talking With Children About Adoption
Mindful of the unique issues inherent to the experience of being adopted, we will discuss the developmental stages that children go through, and how each stage changes their understanding and questions about being adopted. This workshop focuses on behavior as the language of children, and provides research-based tips for understanding a child’s point of view and feelings about adoption. You will receive practical guidance on how to create a plan for sharing information and managing the unknowns.
Cost Non-Members: Parts 1 & 2: $78 Pt. 1 Only:$53
More Information & Registration here! Part 2 will be held on 5/12/12
Many adoptive families are transracial and intercultural, bringing together 2 or more different backgrounds under the same roof. I have had many adoptive parents ask for simple ways to teach their children about their cultural heritage, when it is different than their own. Here are 14 ways you can incorporate culture TODAY into your children’s lives- but this is not an exhaustive list! Please add your comments after the article and share ways you incorporate culture into your family:).
See the list here!
INDIANAPOLIS, April 23, 2012 — An American family fights the broken international adoption system and is reunited.
After more than four years, Nick and Lori LeRoy of Indianapolis, Indiana, finally brought their son home in December 2011.
What’s unimaginable to a birth parent, being forced to wait years to take your baby home, became the nightmare that the LeRoys—and hundreds of other adoptive families—have endured in recent years.
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