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Archive for the ‘Articles of Interest’ Category

‘This Is Us’ Gets Adoption and Foster Care Right

Friday, February 9th, 2018

The following article, by Naomi Schaefer, appeared in the Wall Street Journal on 12/30/2017. I thought it was interesting to all who are involved in Adoption and Foster Care, so decided to post it to our website. Sally Shank ‘This Is Us’ Gets Adoption and Foster Care Right ‘I am always happy to discuss ‘”[…..]

Orphan Sunday – November 12, 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

On Orphan Sunday, Christians around the globe celebrate the love of the God who “defends the cause of the fatherless” and calls us to do the same. Ultimately, Orphan Sunday makes God’s true character and the Gospel itself visible as God’s people explore and respond to His heart for the orphan in adoption, foster care,[…..]

How to Talk to Your Adopted Child About Bullying

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

This article is from the November blog of Christian Works for Children in Dallas, Texas. Many adopted children are bullied and teased throughout their lives. Bullying of adoptees can center around race, gender, adoption status, development, social skills, and much more. It can be easy to dismiss teasing or bullying as “kids being kids” or[…..]

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

This is taken from Christian Works For Children website Theraplay® is a great way to connect with your child–as well as have fun and explore your own inner child. For many parents who may not remember playful experiences between themselves and caregivers, it can be difficult at times to be “present” with their child in[…..]

12 Books For Little Ones About Adoption

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

I found this on Christian Homes and Family Services Website. A BLESSING FROM ABOVE This book is so near and dear to everyone’s heart at Christian Homes & Family Services! In this touching story, a kangaroo prays for a baby to love and hold. One day, as she rests under a tree, a baby bird[…..]

Understanding Infertility

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Recently this article was posted for National Infertility Awareness Week. I found it insightful and helpful. Infertility is such an interesting concept when you really think about it. It has a major impact on the lives of so many (some stats say 1 in 8 couples, while others say 1 in 6 couples), and yet[…..]

Positive Adoption Language as National Adoption Month Closes

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

With just a few days remaining in November (National Adoption Month), I wanted to post one last article concerning adoption. This article is taken from the website of Christian Works For Children in Dallas, Texas. For more information go to www.christian-works.orgPOSITIVE ADOPTION LANGUAGE The way we talk – and the words we choose – say[…..]

12 Books For Little Ones About Adoption

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

I took this from the Christian Homes and Family Services website. Sally Shank A BLESSING FROM ABOVE This book is so near and dear to everyone’s heart at Christian Homes & Family Services! In this touching story, a kangaroo prays for a baby to love and hold. One day, as she rests under a tree,[…..]

How To Recognize Signs of Child Abuse

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The following was taken from the Children’s Home of Lubbock & Family Services Agency’s web site. More than 200 children died at the hands of their parents or caregivers, and more than 64,000 children were abused or neglected in Texas last year. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services preventive program (www.helpandhope.org) provides helpful[…..]

Parenting an ADHD Child (Part 4) by Paul Schandevel

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The following article is taken from the Spring 2012 “Spectrum” magazine by Children’s Homes, Inc. In the last issue, we explored two parenting tips for raising children diagnosed with ADHD. In this column, I’ll summarize five more. The first two tips were: 1. Consider medication but do your homework. 2. Stay positive and healthy yourself.[…..]