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
The push to increase adoption in England is punishing low-income women, who are increasingly losing their children due to poverty, according to research by Legal Action for Women. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/18/children-parents-foster-social-care-families-adoption
The nation’s drug addiction epidemic is driving a dramatic increase in the number of children entering foster care, forcing many states to take urgent steps to care for neglected children. Click on link below to continue reading the article. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/states-struggling-drug-addiction-fueled-crisis-foster-care/
Continue reading the article posted to find out what you as the parent can do for your adoptive or foster child for a better transition. ALSO, ENROLL in the TRAININGS that WVFACT offers to keep you updated and to provide you with guidance that will help with the transition that your foster and/or adoptive child […]
Trigger warning. 400,000 children are in foster care in the U.S., and kids who find themselves in the system come from difficult backgrounds. This film was made to bring awareness to what some kids experience and to help adults understand life through the children’s eyes. At the end, she says it all: “I am lovable. […]
Due to impending weather and early dismissal of school today, Orientation in Greenbrier County will be canceled for tonight. We will reschedule later. The Preservice scheduled to begin on Saturday 1/12/2017 will proceed as listed unless otherwise noted.