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Adopting a toddler is NOT the same as adopting an infant or adopting a school aged child. As the waiting times for international adoption increase more families are adopting older babies and toddlers. Foster care adoptions are also increasing and families are facing the unique issues associated with adopting children between the ages of 1 and 4. Join our guest Mary Hopkins-Best, author of Toddler Adoption: The Weaver’s Craft, to learn about the rewards and challenges of adopting a toddler., and tips for easiing their transition into your home. This is a re-aring of a classic Creating a Family show from 2008. Enjoy. toddler adoption, adopting a 2 year old, adopting a 3 year old, special need adoption, waiting times for adoption.
Not all adoptions are forever. Some fail. Recent reports by NBC News, the Today Show, and Reuters focused on the devastating outcomes for some kids and families, but left unanswered how often adoptions fail, what types of adoptions are at the most risk for adoption disruption or adoption dissolution, and what to do to prevent them from failing. Host Dawn Davenport will interview a panel of adoption experts: Dr. Trudy Festinger, professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, and leading researcher on adoption disruptions; Stephen Hayes, adoption attorney who has handled over 3,500 adoption cases, including many adoption dissolutions, and a fellow and past Vice President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; and Regina Kupecky, psycho-therapist specializing in adoption and attachment,and co-author of Adopting The Hurt Child and Parenting the Hurt Child. adoption, adopting from foster care, international adoption, adopting older children, attachment disorders Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on donor insemination can be found here.
Should you adopt out of birth order? What risks should parents be aware of. How can adoptive parents make it easier for their children if they adopt a child older than one of their existing children. Our guest will be David Brodzinsky, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Clinical & Developmental Psychology at Rutgers University and currently, Research Director of the Donaldson Adoption Institute in NYC. He is internationally known for his research, training, and clinical work in the area of adoption and has published five books, including Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self. foster care adoption, adopting older children, international adoption, orphan care, special need adoption,
Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here: Blog summary of the show Highlights More Creating a Family resources on adopting out of birth order can be found here.
What is Adoption?
Adoption establishes a legally recognized, lifelong relationship between a parent and child. The adoptive parent becomes legally and morally responsible for the child's safety, education, health care, value development, development of life skills, as well as the day-to-day care of that child.
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Please tune in as LeAnne and Kathy chat about this Life Changing topic!
LeAnne Parsons, CPC, ELI-MP is a certified professional coach with a specialization in working with adoptees and their families! LeAnne’s heart is to help adoptees and their families who are weary from trying to answer the "Who am I" question all alone figure out why their lives at times feel unraveled, discover the missing threads in the tapestry of their lives, so that they are free to weave it back together and create a brand new family legacy of love for generations to come.... LeAnne is CEO at "The Adoptees Voice" Founder of The Tapestry of Adoption and The Walk Your Talk Coach at La Dolce Vita Coaching.
As a Coach, Re-united Adoptee, Mom, Warrior Wife, Stylist, Radio Host and “New Nester” LeAnne has the gift of encouraging individuality, confidence, and the desire to live a life of freedom and impact. Her passion and her experiences are changing lives one conversation at a time!
Kathy Vervan Bugglin, CPC, ELI-MP is a certified professional life coach with a specialization in working with adopted individuals and their families. She is dedicated to inspiring her clients to unleash their inner strengths to reach their highest potential. Adopted into a loving family as an infant, Kathy has traveled a personal journey of courage and curiosity. Her love for life and natural ability to inspire others led her to the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), the nation's top coach training school, to become a certified professional coach. A licensed cosmetologist, Kathy is experienced in working with others to promote self-confidence, and her goal-oriented focus from her more than 10 years in corporate administration are valuable skills she brings to her coaching practice. She and her husband live in Hunterdon County, NJ with their cocker spaniel and calico cat.
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