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Adoptive Families Magazine – Top 10 Articles of October

10 Most Popular Articles of October
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Photo above: Uploaded to 2011 Halloween Photo Contest album by AFC member twacht. (There’s still time to enter your photo!)


1. New Family Traditions
BY COLLEEN WELLS
In theory, it should be easier to hold on to traditions that take place only once a year. Learn how one family figured out what home is for them.

2. Getting Through the Wait
BY LISA MILBRAND
In hindsight, these veteran adoptive moms would have done some things differently during the wait.

3. Talking Matters
BY LOIS MELINA
If you look like your child, you may be spared inquisitive glances or nosy questions about adoption from strangers. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have to discuss the topic.

4. Preparing Siblings
BY GREGORY C. KECK, PH.D.
When a new older child enters the mix, the life of every family member is changed. Parents will need to consider all the children in the family, not just the child being adopted.

5. Braiding Barbara’s Hair
BY ERIKA SOLBERG
For most African-Americans, hair care directly correlates to love and dignity. So I want my daughter’s hair to look good, because it says something about me, and, mostly, because of what it says about her.

6. Keeping the Peace
BY JOANNE SOLCHANY, PH.D.
Whether it is Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving, or your child’s birthday, a big event often means a big meltdown for the preschool crowd.  The key to understanding how and why this happens at this age lies in understanding emotional regulation. 

7. About Time!
BY CHRISTINA CLARK
During the process to adopt from the foster system, we faced a series of delays. But, at the end, we found a love that was worth the wait.

8. When Parents Split Up
BY LYNETTE LAMB
Divorce doesn’t seem to affect adopted kids any more than it affects other children. Still, there are elements to consider.

9. Promoting Attachment
BY DEBORAH BORCHERS, M.D.
The best ways to facilitate attachment and foster a lifelong bond with your newly adopted baby. Our Adoption Medicine Expert explains.

10. The Hospital Visit
BY DAWN FRIEDMAN
For a child looking to fill in the gaps to her domestic-adoption story, a visit to the hospital where she was born can do wonders. Plus, should you arrange a visit?

New AFC Contest & Giveaway!

In honor of National Adoption Month, in November, all AdoptiveFamiliesCircle members who tell us about the moment they knew they were a mom or dad will be automatically entered in a random drawing for the chance to win a Child of My Heart Pewter Necklace, from Deirdre & Company, valued at $35. Deadline: November 30, 2011

Enter at adoptivefamiliescircle.com

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Loss and Grief in Adopted Children

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Too Many Losses, Too Soon:

Loss and Grief in Adopted Children

Thursday, November 17, 2011

9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

We provide certificates of participation – just ask!

As the holidays approach, the memories and feelings connected to early losses resurface. Please join C.AS.E. Clinical Coordinator, Madeleine Krebs, LCSW-C who has over 40 years’ experience working with childhood grief.

It is critical that adoptive parents have a good understanding of the impact of loss on their children. Parents are often puzzled, worried, frustrated and sometimes overwhelmed by their children’s behaviors and are not sure what to do. Participants will come away with a greater understanding of the unique losses experienced by adopted children, and the critical factors that influence children’s reaction to loss. Ms. Krebs will address the 4 psychological tasks of grief work, as well as effective parenting strategies and healing therapies for children and teens.

Fee: $25 **Please note that this webinar is in the evening: 9:00-10:30 p.m. and the time is Eastern Standard Time.

REGISTER NOW!  

  • Watch and listen! Participants must use their telephone AND computer to both hear and see the presentation.  Toll-free dial-in/online format enables parents to ask questions and address personal concerns during the workshop.  
  • Toll-free number, web instructions, etc. will be emailed to you 1-day in advance of webinar, upon payment and registration confirmation. Please be sure to check your spam/junk mail for invitation!

 PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL WHEN ORDERING.

PLEASE NOTE: C.A.S.E. CANNOT PROVIDE REFUNDS AS WE PAY THE HOSTING SITE FOR ALL REGISTRANTS IN ADVANCE.

 

We have webinars scheduled through December 2011!

  All workshops and groups require pre-registration!

We provide certificates of participation – just ask!


For more information and to register, visit our Program Calendar on our website at www.adoptionsupport.org

 

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