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March 12, 2013
“Therapy” can be considered a “bad word” when said to a child who has been in the foster care system.  Often, they feel as if they have been forced to endure years of therapeutic intervention without being able to identify any positive results. 
February 28, 2013
Aya was placed through Project Wait No Longer right before her 15th birthday. She is the first teen placed through our program that has gone off to college! We would like to share her inspirational story from foster care to adoption and now to college! Congratulations!!!How was the college application process for you?
February 20, 2013
“When The Going Gets Tough” Dealing with the “Unexpected” in Older Child Adoption:Please join us for this free in-service for our parents and prospective parents of older children.  We will explore coping mechanisms for dealing with the sometimes tough realities and challenging behaviors that may occur during the post-placement period.   
February 20, 2013
Link: REGISTER FOR OLDER CHILD ADOPTION TRAINING
February 20, 2013
Link: MOM CELEBRATES HER SON'S BIRTH - 13 YEARS LATER!Growing up, my mother used to say “even when you’re an adult, you will always be my baby.” As a teenager I could not understand the meaning of that comment. However, this article in People magazine has really highlighted that meaning for me.
February 19, 2013
Project Wait No Longer was fortunate to be a part of a show called Foster Care & Adoption: Avoid Aging Out. It was a wonderful opportunity to educate the pubic about older child adoption. Please watch the video and share with anyone interested in older child adoption. 
February 19, 2013
Link: COME TO BARKER'S 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE! The world of adoption is changing rapidly. For example, levels of openness have changed significantly; the internet is a game-changer in many areas of adoption; and the needs of older children and children with special needs who long for permanency are increasingly highlighted. 
January 29, 2013
My journey toward adoption actually began almost 5 1/2 years ago when I decided that as a single, career military woman I was ready to settle down & have a family.  Around March or April of 2010 I spoke with a friend & she suggested adoption.  Initially, I did not think much of it until I began to watch “Adoption Stories” on TV.  The more I watched, the more I thought about it.
January 24, 2013
YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT TO BE THE PERFECT PARENT

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