November 30, 2010

And the winner is...

The winner of our "National Adoption Month" giveaway is...Ernestine Young!!

Ernestine says, "The best thing about being an adoptive parent is that every day I learn something new about our son. The process is totally different from bio children. Every day is an adventure and exciting because I really don't know what is going to come out. Some days it is totally crazy but I learned to bend and change beyond what I thought I was capable. If everyone could adopt a child, the world would be a better place."

Ernestine, please email me at to claim your $25 Outback gift certificate!!

Keep checking back for more drawings in the future...

**Winner was chosen by assigning numbers to each entry, in order of entry and choosing a random number with Randomizer.**

November 29, 2010

Ten Myths and Realities of Sibling Adoption

AdoptUsKids recently issued a resource that reviews ten myths and realities of adopting siblings and provides resources on each topic. Check it out here.

November 8, 2010

30 Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month

Check out the calendar on the Adoptive Families website to find ways that YOU can celebrate National Adoption Month!

November 3, 2010

iFoster Member Discount Program

iFoster Member Discount Program
Program to help raise children in foster care. This program can save the average household over $4,500* a year with discounts at national and local retailers, grocery stores, healthcare providers (dental & vision), restaurants, movie theatres and attractions. They've brought the benefits program used by Fortune 500 companies such as Oracle, US Bank, Virgin, The Walt Disney Company, and even the US Army to the foster care community. Transition age foster youth (16-21), Families (foster, resource, kin, guardian, adoptive) and Organizations (e.g. group home, transitional housing, CASA) supporting children in foster care are eligible to become members for free.

They have over 100,000 discounts now with new discounts constantly being added.

Get more information and sign up at

Promoted by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

November 1, 2010

Is Your Child Being Bullied?

"As we all know too well, name–calling, cruel taunts, cyberbullying and physical bullying happen every day to kids across the country. When your child is being bullied, it’s hard to concentrate on anything else—all you want to do is make it stop immediately. Janet Lehman, MSW explains what you can do to help your child—and what could hurt them in the long run." Check out the article here.

Happy National Adoption Month!!

November is National Adoption Month!! APAC would like to thank each and every adoptive parent in Alabama for being YOU! To show our appreciation, we would like to have our first giveaway on The Adoption Place. To participate, leave a comment telling us your favorite part of being an adoptive parent and you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Outback Steakhouse gift certificate! We will reveal the winner on November 30th, so keep checking back!

Thanks again for all you do as adoptive parents!!

**Only Alabama adoptive parents are eligible to win the giveaway.**