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January 22, 2014

No age limit on love

Link: No age limit on love Teens are an often forgotten part of the foster-care system. Read More

January 3, 2014

American RadioWorks - Wanted: Parents

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December 24, 2013

Internet lifts shroud of secrecy on adoption

Link: Internet lifts shroud of secrecy on adoption Read More

December 11, 2013

Six Things Adoptive/Foster Families Need When New Children Arrive

Link: Six Things Adoptive/Foster Families Need When New Children Arrive Read More

October 31, 2013

Website shows foster kids their wishes are worthwhile

Link: Website shows foster kids their wishes are worthwhile Read More

August 12, 2013

10 Ways to Integrate your Adopted Child into Your Family

I recently attended the FFTA (Foster Family Treatment Association) conference in Nashville, Tennessee. I received an excellent tool through one of the workshops I attended which discussed post-placement support for adoptive families. 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 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 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