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Foster / Adoption License training

Started by Karen Apr 24.

Help! We want to adopt from foster care without fostering first 8 Replies

Started by courtney tice. Last reply by Kimberly J Schulle Nov 30, 2012.

Anyone go from Domestic Adoption to Foster Adoption? 5 Replies

Started by Heidi B. Last reply by Cassandra Sines Sep 23, 2011.

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Comment by Heather Roberts on June 7, 2012 at 3:47pm
Comment by Rebecca Hawkes on May 22, 2012 at 6:41am

New email support forum for foster-adoptive parents:!forum/fosteradoptsupport

Comment by Rebecca Hawkes on February 18, 2012 at 10:07am

Family Preservation vs. Foster Adoption -- are they in conflict?


Comment by Julie on January 13, 2012 at 12:51pm

Hi Heather. For TPR for our son, the court gave his first mom more time the first time, the second time she didn't show up so it was postponed and the third time she came and agreed to TPR. Each time, the actual time in the court room only lasted a few minutes. The recommendation is decided upon ahead of time. If the dad shows up, his appointed lawyer will ask him if he wants to fight TPR. If he does, the judge  will consider that and make a decision. I hope all goes well for all of you. Julie

Comment by Heather Roberts on January 12, 2012 at 8:27pm

We have had our placement for two months a 3 year old little girl and 2 year old boy/girl twins. We have TPR trial in a week for dad (mom has already relinquished). I have only ever met the caseworker. I have no clue what to expect for trial. It is scheduled from 9am-5pm and is 2 hours away. It is going to be a very long exhausting day. Anyone that has been there and done that with words of advice. What will court look like, what will happen?

Comment by Sharla Kostelyk on November 28, 2011 at 3:18pm

I just launched my new eBook "Shield: A Framework of Self-Care for Foster and
Adoptive Families". My hope is that it will provide help and encouragement to
those in all stages of adoption. For more information, please visit

Thank you so much for your support!


Comment by Melanie on November 6, 2011 at 6:09pm
Hey Foster adoptive families, I follow a blog called foster2forever and in honor of November being national adoption month, there is a blog hop. You can go here to enter your story. I'd love to hear more stories about other foster adoption experiences.
Comment by Rebecca Hawkes on September 23, 2011 at 10:46am
Hi Heidi. I don't have any advice specific to adjustment from moving, but I did find some of the exercises in Peter Levine's book _Trama-Proofing Your Kids_ to be very effective in terms of helping our foster-adopt daughter heal from the trauma of her past.
Comment by Boyce & Cindy on September 22, 2011 at 7:31pm
Heidi I agree with Margaret- time. the move most likely brought up all kinds of emotions and uncertainty about permanency, No matter how much you tell them they just don't get that they are yours forever. Keep a routine they will cling to that. There are some great websites and books out there about attachment. Every time we go on a vacation our kids flip out and we have had them for 3 years now. They were 1 and 3 when we got them. It is just something in their brains that they don't understand.
Comment by Heidi Kellis Johnson on September 12, 2011 at 10:54am
We took placement of two sisters from foster care (3&5) in July 2010 and adopted them in June 2011.  Three weeks later we packed up and moved over 400 miles from our home.  The adjustment has been difficult for all of us and has exasperated the girls attachment issues.  Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appriciated.

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