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What I Did on My Summer Vacation
September 21, 2012
As I thought about the summer of 2012, I realized there was a theme to my summer experience: my work in post adoption.

Post-Adoption Depression - New Understanding of Early Parenting Challenges
April 1, 2011
When I think of the development of the Center for Early Relationship Support®, my image is one of continuous evolution, multiplying to meet different gaps and needs.

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?

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.

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.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Do you remember?
August 23, 2010
I had the privilege of visiting a second orphanage with a family on this homeland trip to Russia. The family was interested in visiting the orphanage where their son Joseph had spent the first 16 months of his life.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: The Orange Ball
August 11, 2010
For each adopted person on this homeland trip to Russia, every step has been critical to putting together the pieces to puzzles - an understanding of the life they had before their adoption.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Update from Russia
August 4, 2010
Families are all now in Russia! Despite the extreme heat, the families have all come on our homeland tour through TIES with great interest and enthusiasm to learn this amazing country.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Traveling back to birth country
July 28, 2010
In my professional work at JF&CS, I have had the privilege of connecting with families at various stages of adoption. While there is always great focus on an individual or couple in finally becoming parents, the impact of adoption on a family does not end at that point. The experience for all triad members (birth family, adoptive family, and adopted person) continues.

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