Tools and Resources for Adoptive Families
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Getting Your Toolbox Ready–Starting Out... Are you a waiting parent or one just recently united with your child? Are you thinking about adoption and are doing some research. Here are some guides that are good reading for you and your spouse.
Realistic Expectations Our 50 page e-book. Free download, just click the link and enter your email address.
It's the guide for newly home parents to get up to speed fast
********NEW*************** The Jigsaw Puzzle Child
By Eileen Mayers Pasztor, DSW
This Article helps you understand emotional age vs chronological age in a child who has experienced trauma, depravation, or abuse. Reprinted from the new Foster Parenting Toolbox *****************************
Are You at the End of Your Rope? Help for New and Old Parents When Emotions Run High (This pdf file is formatted for social workers and agencies to print and use in new or post adoptive parent packets.)
Forever Fingerprints Entrustment Ceremony
Sherrie Eldridge has created this adoption ceremony idea pamphlet to use with an entrustment ceremony or adoption ceremony with known birthparents. What a wonderful lifebook addition for an adopted child to have forever fingerprints from birthparents. Click here to download additional Forever Fingerprint Sheets for a lifebook or memory book. Find out more about Forever Fingerprints
Toolbox for Parenting Is it adoption or is it biology and how can you tell the difference? These resources help you to understand the layers adoption brings to the mix and to remind all of us of the joys of parenting.
PARENTING E-Group: This e-group provides a network
of information, resources and insightful adoption parenting advice
from professionals and from "parent experts". It's topic driven
and the topics change every two weeks. Topics are archived and
it has been a tremendous resource. You need to be parenting adopted
or fostering children to be approved for membership. EMK Press sponsors this