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National Adoption Month National Adoption Month is a time when we recognize and raise awareness about adoption. Often times, what reaches the surface in the sharing of adoption stories is the great joy brought through adoption. A child in need...
As an adoption social worker, I have created a list of my top five book recommendations for adoptive parents and their support group. I'm an adoptee myself, and I love passing along information on parenting, adoption, trauma, and attachment. Five...
It's a good thing my husband and I are generally "open book" kind of people because our privacy really took a hit when we became an adoptive family. You may not realize this, but adoption (especially interracial adoption) kind...
May is National Foster Care Month. Foster care is one of the greatest areas of need in our state. Currently, there are over 6,000 children in foster care in Alabama and only 2,390 approved foster families. This shortage of...
What: Adoption Boot Camp When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 Where: Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church (5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, Pelham, 35242) Cost: $150 per family Register: [email protected] or IAC: 205-638-6964 The UAB International Adoption Clinic (IAC) at Children’s of Alabama will be hosting an adoption boot...
After the birth of our first son, we decided to became foster parents. Our experience as foster parents—having to return children we were attached to—lead us to considering growing our family via adoption. We were the only Black family...
By vocation, I oversee and am a working member of a local domestic adoption program. One of my roles is to educate prospective adoptive parents on the varying needs of adopted children and prepare them for parenting such a...
November is Adoption Awareness Month, and many adoptive families out there are hoping you’ll take this opportunity to teach your kids how to love our kids just a little bit better. Our family is a particularly “conspicuous family,” as we...
I was determined to not be caught off guard. And truthfully, I wasn’t. Of the ways both of my kids came into this world, I was probably the least surprised when the doctor came in and said it was...
What: Adoption Boot Camp When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 Where: Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church (5080 Cahaba Valley Trace, Pelham, 35242) Cost: $150 per family Register: [email protected] or call: 205-638-6964 The UAB International Adoption Clinic (IAC) at Children's of Alabama will be hosting an adoption bootcamp...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...