Adoption Lifebooks


Beth O’Malley’s Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the Adopted Child is a fantastic resource for creating a lifebook. This book provides an easy-to-read, how-to guide for creating an adoption lifebook. Beth has a passion for helping adopted children retell their life story. Through this book and other resources, Beth sets the standard for how adoption lifebooks should be written. Check out […]

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Post-Adoption Blues


Adoption can be an exciting and rewarding experience but it isn’t always. I was eager to adopt. I was sure I would be the perfect mom. I had been babysitting since I was a young girl and I was always the favorite sitter. I had read lots of parenting books, I knew all the best behavior modification techniques and I […]

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3 Foster Parenting Tips to Calm Emotional Chaos


Behavior Modification Techniques for Foster & Adoptive Parents (video) I came across this De-escalation Techniques video on a (Foster) Parenting Tips Pinboard on Pintrest. This video is a resource on the Washington State DSHS YouTube site which also has other fantastic foster parent training videos. This is an excellent video for anyone caring for a child either currently or previously […]

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