Thursday, November 30, 2006

Fact Sheets

The Minnesota Adoption Supoprt and Preservation Program has an excellent collection of Fact Sheets that can be found on this website. Great resource.

Can One Agency Do it All?

Is it possible for one agency to do all three kinds of adoption (international, domestic infant, and special needs) and serve all their families well?

If so, what do they need to do in order to make sure that families in all programs are getting their needs met?

Since agencies who do all three often have one that they excel in, would it be better if agencies were restricted to only do the program that they did best?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Technical Enotes

Check out the November 2006 Enotes. If you have comments or want to discuss them, you can do so here.

Monday, November 20, 2006

National Adoption Awareness Month

Share ideas of ways to promote adoption during the month of November (or any other time). Or post a story that others could use in sharing the adoption message.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

More Book Recommendations

Adopt Us Kids and the National Adoption Center have developed a website of recommended reading for adoptive parents.

I have added the link to the Think Tank Book Recommendations Page.

If anyone sees a book that they think is missing from these lists, let's hear about it.

Friday, November 03, 2006


Holidays often are difficult times for children who have been adopted. How do you help them deal with the difficult emotions that often arise at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other times that families traditionally gather?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Question for Parents: While You Wait

What are some ideas of ways that expectant parents can spend their time while they in the waiting stage of adoption (waiting for homestudy to get done, waiting for a referral or a match, waiting for visits to start, waiting for placement)?