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June 28, 2013

From Our Director - The True Definition of Success

In this section of our newsletter, we often feature stories of families that have adopted through PWNL and have gone on to do very well.  Recently, I had one such parent ask me why we never feature stories of the families that struggle.  I shared with her Read More

June 28, 2013

Meeting Your Child for the First Time

All adoptive parents think about what it will be like to meet their child for the first time. What will he look like? What will she think? Will he want to sit and talk? Will she want to do something fun and distracting? Read More

June 10, 2013

Meet the Sutton Family: A Single Dad's Inspirational Adoption Story

In honor of Fathers Day which is June 16th I’d like to thank all of the fathers who have been involved with Project Wait No Longer or as a mentor/foster parent to any child in the foster care system. Read More

May 28, 2013

Four Resources for Raising Your Child Post Adoption

By Rita SoronenPresident and CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation Read More

May 6, 2013

The Importance of Sibling Connections for Children in Foster Care

A few weeks ago we hosted The Barker Foundations Annual Conference. We had an excellent turn out of individuals invested in all spectrums of adoption. One of my favorite workshops was held by Chauncey Strong, MSW, LGSW. Mr. Read More

March 29, 2013

14 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Older Child Adoption

For families considering older child adoption it is important to do a self-assessment based on your ideas and thoughts about this type of adoption.  Here are some questions to consider: Read More

March 19, 2013

Adopted at 12 - Ryan's Family Shares Their Story

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March 12, 2013

Top 5 Approaches to Therapy for Children Adopted from Foster Care

“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.  Read More

February 28, 2013

“College Bound” – An Interview with PWNL’s First Teen to Attend College

Aya was placed through Project Wait No Longer right before her 15th birthd Read More

January 18, 2013

PWNL Family Featured in The Washington Post