January 29, 2010

7 Core Issues in Adoption

Here is a great handout that briefly summarizes the major issues that the adoption triad faces throughout their lifespan. Check it out here!

January 28, 2010

Adoption Orientation in Montgomery

You can change the life of an Alabama child

This orientation is for those of you who would like to gain more information regarding adoption and also for those of you who are ready to begin the process. You are welcome to stay afterwards and ask specific questions and take a look at pictures/biographies of some of the Alabama children who are free for adoption and currently awaiting forever families.
Open your heart & home

You are cordially invited to the
Adoption Orientation
Monday, February 8, 2010

First Assembly of God
135 Bell Road, Montgomery AL 36117

Contact Jill Sexton @ 334-409-9477 or jsexton@casapac.org
for more information


Currently, there are more than 270 children in foster care in Alabama who are awaiting a loving and caring adoptive home. Many have never felt the warmth and joy that comes from a forever family. Most have been placed in agency custody due to parental neglect or physical abuse. The good news is that the lives of these children can be brightened forever by just one person - YOU!

APAC is a collaborative effort between Children’s Aid Society
and the Department of Human Resources
to provide education and support to Alabama's adoptive families.

January 27, 2010

Parenting Your Adopted School-Age Child

This article is in the same format as the article on "Parenting Your Adopted Teen" except it is all about parenting children ages 6-12. The article discusses typical developmental tasks of children in this age group and how adoption can impact these developmental tasks. Check it out here!

January 25, 2010

Parenting Your Adopted Teen

Parenting is hard...parenting teens is harder...parenting teens who have been adopted adds another layer of confusion for adoptive parents. This is a great article with information on how your teen is developing and the impact of adoption, how to communicate with your teen, how to discipline, how to prepare your teen for adulthood and so much more. If you are a parent of an adopted teenager, or if you ever will have a teenager :) check it out here!

January 21, 2010

Orphans in Haiti

I have heard a lot of talk about adopting from Haiti since the earthquake. There is a lot of confusion in the general population about international adoptions anyway, so there is GREAT confusion now when the media is showing pictures of so many orphans. People want to help out and are confused about the best way to do so. This article does a great job explaining exactly what is going on with the orphans in Haiti and discusses the best way to help them. Check it out here.