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December 11, 2013

Six Things Adoptive/Foster Families Need When New Children Arrive

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November 5, 2013

Mykal's Wednesday's Child Story - Before His Adoption

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November 5, 2013

Mykal's Wednesday's Child Success Story - After His Adoption

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October 31, 2013

Website shows foster kids their wishes are worthwhile

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October 30, 2013

A Must Attend Event - FOSTER THE CITY DC

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September 27, 2013

October/November Older Child Adoption Training

We have opened up registration for our upcoming older child adoption training (PRIDE)! This is 27 year hours of specialized training focused on: - Attachment & bonding - Impact of abuse & neglect - Transitioning the child from foster care to an adoptive home 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

June 7, 2013

Family Addition Premiers Tonight @ 9pm

Most people in the adoption and foster care field are familiar with the inspirational blockbuster film The Blind Side which is the story of Michael Oher and the Tuohy family. Well, if you thought that was a great story you have to check out the new show Family Addition.  Read More

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