Joe Toles is a school counselor, a licensed therapist, a father of four adopted sons, a philanthropist, a spokesperson—and a foster kid. “I grew up in foster care. I may be 59 years old, but I’ll always be a foster kid,” Joe says. Joe talked with us about the importance of raising awareness of foster […]
Shocking and even shaming to Mamata Banerjee, India, is the revelation that over the past two to three years at least 17 children have been sold–not adopted, but sold. Investigators have been looking closely at the Bimala Sishu Griha Centre since last June, when discrepancies in their records were noticed. To continue reading, please click […]
Deciding to adopt is not a small thing. There are lots of questions that people ask themselves. Will I love our new child? What will this mean to our family? What will family and friends think? What will our life look like? And these are good questions to ponder. But here are five different questions, […]
There are plenty of celebrities who have adopted and shared their beautiful stories. But, few have compared their adoption experiences to their birthing experiences. In this article by The Courier Mail, Katherine Heigl does just that. To continue reading please click on link below. https://adoption.com/actress-speaks-of-her-first-pregnancy
Extra Extra Extra! There has been a new Preservice Round added to the calendar. Each session will be held at the Raleigh County DHHR starting March 18, 2017. Please contact us to register at 304-716-4998 or register online through the website.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Child Protect of Mercer County would like to train you on child abuse myth busters and more. Come join them on April 11, 2017 – 6:00 pm at Concord University Athens Campus: Stateroom located in the Jean & Jerry L. Beasley Student Center. For information regarding this training, access the calendar […]
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Issues Related to Sexuality training scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2017 in Princeton, is cancelled.
Kristin Chenoweth couldn’t contain her feelings after watching the movie, Lion. The story of the orphan Indian boy who was lost at age 5 and adopted by loving parents in Australia is filled with truths that adoptees and adoptive parents can relate to well. Continue reading the article by clicking on link below. https://adoption.com/kristin-chenoweth-lion-offers-honest-look-at-adoption
No matter your connection to the adoption realm, there’s always room for more help. See how you can help this year by clicking on the link below for more information. https://adoption.com/10-things-you-can-do-to-support-adoption-this-year
“I would adopt if it weren’t so expensive.” The amount of times I’ve heard this statement is uncountable. I get it: the high fees surrounding domestic infant and international adoption are overwhelming. There is a lot of talk about ethics in the adoption world. Continue reading by clicking on the link below. https://adoption.com/7-ways-to-adopt-without-going-into-debt