Adoption conferences are a way for adoptive families and hopeful adoptive parents to get training, encouragement, support, and a much-needed break. I mentioned these conferences for adoptive families in chapter 19 of my book, adoption: your questions answered. You may be … [Read more...] about Conferences for Adoptive Families with 2020 Dates
So Many Children are Waiting... Did you know that there are over 100,000 children in the United States who are waiting for a family right now? This means that their case has already gone to "adoption," their parents' rights have been terminated, and they are just … [Read more...] about Heart Galleries by State
It's official! I am a PUBLISHED AUTHOR. Check! I did it! Guys, this is a book I can be proud of. Really proud of, to the point of tears. I have a giant goal of getting adoptable children into well-prepared and loving homes. I wrote this book with that end goal in mind. I poured … [Read more...] about adoption book is published!
I keep thinking about the part about spanking adopted children in chapter 17 in my book. I wish I would have explained it a little better. In my book, I said: "You cannot spank these kids! ...You will trigger their trauma and they will not believe that you are safe. In these … [Read more...] about Spanking Adopted Children (don’t–here’s why)
Our first adoption was through foster-adoption. You can read about that story in Chapter Five of my book Adoption! Photos of Adoptable Children in the US Adopt US KidsHeart GalleriesNorthwest Adoption Exchange Foster-Adoption Information by … [Read more...] about Foster Adoption