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May 28, 2013

Four Resources for Raising Your Child Post Adoption

By Rita SoronenPresident and CEO, Dave Thomas Foundation Read More

May 28, 2013

The Adoption Clubhouse - A Place for Adopted Children and Their Parents to Know What's on the Mind of Young Adoptees.

Link: The Adoption Clubhouse - A Place for Adopted Children and Their Parents to Know What's on the Mind of Young Adoptees. Read More

May 22, 2013

3 Places to Volunteer with Children in Foster Care (VA, MD, DC)

DC Family and Youth Initiative is the only DC area organization focused exclusively on helping teens in foster care make lifelong connections with caring adults. They create enriching lifetime relationships for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. Read More

May 14, 2013

Training Opportunity: Creating Sexual Safety and Promoting Healing (Recovery) in Adoption and Foster Care

About The Workshop: Current estimates of sexual abuse among children in foster and adoptive placement range from 75% to 85%.  Given the high incidence of sexual abuse among children who are entering adoption, it is imperative that adoptive families underst 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

April 15, 2013

Protecting Your Children from Sexual Abuse

I attended training in Delaware this past weekend regarding an organization that is promoting child sexual abuse prevention & awareness training. Read More

April 11, 2013

When is a Person Too Old to Need a Parent?

The question can be asked: “When is a person too old to need a parent?” Read More

April 4, 2013

Special Older Child Focused Sessions at Barker Conference!

The Barker Foundation Annual Conference is only 10 days away! PWNL is hosting two sessions featuring experts that have experience working with youth in the foster care system and older child adoptions. 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