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What's in a group?
December 9, 2010
Most children have participated in a group at some point in their lives. But what about a group that focuses on how they joined their family?

Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month
November 23, 2010
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Here are a few creative ways to celebrate.

Five Easy Ways to Support New Parents
November 17, 2010
When friends or family members welcome a baby, they are eager to visit, bring a gift, and meet this new little person.

Sleep Transitions
November 11, 2010
I generally don’t deal well with change, and I like consistency. But as a mother of a young child, I have had to accept that change is unavoidable, sometimes challenging, and often exciting.

Family Support Initiative Targets Military Families
November 4, 2010
Our nation is at war, two wars to be exact. Though most of us are concerned about the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, we do not necessarily think about them on a daily or even weekly basis...

Post-Adoption Services – Critical Need
October 29, 2010
I thought you might want to read the report issued last week by The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute regarding the need for post-adoption services.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Sharing a Missing Piece
September 29, 2010
It has been six weeks since the families and I have returned from our homeland tour to Russia. One concept that came up at our first meeting with the families included a discussion of hoping to find “missing puzzle pieces” during this journey.

Early Connections
September 15, 2010
I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of working for the Center for Early Relationship Support of JF&CS, one day after my daughter’s birthday.

Back-to-School Advice for Parents
September 3, 2010
Transitioning to school in the fall, especially for young children, is an experience which is likely to be both exciting and stressful for the whole family. You might worry, “Is he ready? How will we all adjust? Will she make friends?"

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Broken Promises
August 30, 2010
When you meet Eleni, you cannot help but notice her warm disposition, good sense of humor, and playful manner. Surprisingly, at 16, she has experienced her share of losses, traumas, and disappointments.

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