January 23, 2017
Varda Makovsky, Director or Family & Post Adoption Services
We advise anyone who is interested in adoption to see the movie “Lion.” There are many beautiful (and wrenching) aspects of this movie, but one of the aspects we found especially poignant was how technology and the internet can affect adoption.
January 4, 2017
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
Check out this FREE workshop presented by Hope for Mental Health about the mental heath concerns that arise in teens from intense academic and social pressure. 
December 23, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
One unique aspect of adopting an older child is the fact that your child will have connections and relationships with other adults who may have acted in the role of a parent, whether it be a biological, foster, or adoptive parent. In a time of stress, it is a very real possibility that your child will utter the phrases "You're not my real mom or dad" or "I'd rather live with my real family". As a parent, this can sting, but it is important to be prepared to respond in a way that offers support and puts your child's needs before your feelings. 
December 21, 2016
Andrea, Adoptive Mother
Three years ago, my husband and I started the adoption process.  I distinctly remember the information session we attended on December 7, 2013.  I still have my information packet with hand written notes about the different programs!  As I sat in a room with approximately 40 other people, I quickly realized that the adoption process was just that, a process.  I also quickly understood why it was a process; these children deserve every background check, finger print, and home inspection asked of us.   
December 16, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
PRIDE Training Begins in January
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December 9, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
Often times when trying to make a connection with their children, parents ask, "How was school today?" While this may seem like a harmless question, it often ignites the response, "Fine." with no follow up. This frustrating interaction on a daily basis can leave parents lost and questioning how to connect with their children on a deeper level. Instead of asking "How was school today?", try these other conversation starters:
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December 2, 2016
Alex Williams, MSW - Outreach and Program Support Specialist, Project Wait No Longer
"Buddy", a foster child in Oregon has found comfort in a new pal. Check out this heartwarming video that shows that with a stable family and a few extra *furry* friends, children in foster care can thrive and succeed.    
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November 30, 2016
Did you miss Alex talking about PWNL this past weekend on CBS Radio? Don't worry, you can listen to the whole show, here: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/WmwWt. Happy Listening!  A big thank you to Stevie Bridgewaters from the Washington Report on 106.7, The Fan. Credit for the radio recording goes to CBS DC Public Affairs 
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