Category Archives: Foster Adoption

How to Talk to Foster Adopted Children About Their Birth Parents

Children who’ve been adopted through the foster system usually come from troubled situations. Talking about their birth parents may be difficult and sensitive, but it’s still important to find ways to approach the topic. Adopted children have reported being concerned that it would hurt their parents’ feelings if they asked questions about their birth parents. Because of that, adoptive parents should initiate the conversation. Here are some ideas on how to talk about it. Talk About the Difficult Topics Foster children...
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Keep Your Cool During the Foster Adoption Process

Being a parent is stressful, especially when a child in the family is a new member or has underlying behavioral issues. Many mothers find themselves shrieking at their children as they run around trying to please everyone’s needs and desires. Fathers often bark orders at children after a long and stressful work day. Most of the time, good parents feel badly about their behavior and try to change it. The following tips will help parents control their own anger...
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Help Your New Family Bond with Foster Care Adoption

In 2008, nearly 136 thousand children were adopted. Of these about 37 percent were foster children adopted by the family of their placement. Children born and raised within their biological family are usually provided the opportunity to feel connected to their parents, siblings and grandparents long before they enter this world. Unfortunately, the same is not true for many adoption-eligible children. With foster care adoption, families are afforded the opportunity to learn about one another while giving the child...
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Helping Foster Children Overcome Eating Disorders

Some foster children have experienced the trauma of not having enough to eat. Others turn to food to feel a sense of control in the middle of out-of-control circumstances or emotions. For these reasons, they may exhibit a variety of unhealthy food obsessions—even at extremely young ages. It’s important that foster and adoptive parents know how to respond in this situations. Types of Eating Disorders Food insecurity, the fear of not having enough food, and eating disorders show up in various...
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4 Huge Advantages to Adopting Locally

Now that you’ve decided to adopt, the next question is whether to adopt a child locally, domestically, or internationally. There are children everywhere that need homes, but there are a few benefits to adopting one (or several) from your local area through foster care adoption. The child can stay in his home area. With all the other changes going on in the child’s life, it’s very helpful to have have at least one area of continuity. If the child is able...
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Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Foster Adopt in Shasta County

Foster parenting and foster adoption are noble undertakings. But they’re not for everyone. So how can you tell if you’re cut out for the task? The foster adoption agency in Shasta County will take you through an application process, but there are still a few more questions you should ask yourself before committing to it. Am I ready to help a child heal? Many foster children have gone through traumatic circumstances, such as abuse or neglect. They may suffer from post-traumatic...
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