January 5, 2012

New Children's Aid Society Blog

Children's Aid Society has a new blog!

"The Adoption Place" will no longer be updated as we will now be posting on the "Children's Aid Society" blog site. Please follow us on the new blog where you will find current CAS/APAC happenings as well as interesting articles and information. You also have the option of subscribing by email on our new blog site.

You can also follow CAS on Facebook and Twitter!

Thanks for joining us!

January 4, 2012

Expecting the Unexpected

"Parents of newborns, whether through adoption or birth, can follow a mostly predictable pattern. When the baby cries, he's hungry, needs a new diaper, or is tired. If in doubt about a child-rearing point, parents can turn to countless books and websites, as well as family and friends. And each time they meet their child's need, parents reinforce a mutual attachment.

What happens, then, to children whose needs are not consistently met in their early months and years?

They become survivors, and they're pretty amazing for it."

This is an excerpt from an article entitled, "Expecting the Unexpected", that discusses some surprising behaviors, and parenting techniques to cope with those behaviors, that you may encounter when adopting a toddler or older child. Check it out here.