Table of Contents: June 2018

 

Feature

Just Say “Yes” to Positive Parenting

If you’re parenting an oppositional child or teen, you probably say “no” a lot. You may say it so often that it’s become your default response, or you may be stuck in the perception that “no” is the healthier option. How can you bring positivity back into your parent-child relationship? | BY LAURA H. WILKINSON


Personal Essays

“‘Trashy’ Parents?”

At a recent gathering, an acquaintance made a comment based on the astonishingly misguided and downright vulgar assumption that my child’s birth parents are unworthy or subpar. Here’s how I responded. | BY KAREN HINDHEDE

“First Words”

We may not have heard our children’s very first words, but we’ve heard many others in our journey through infertility and foster adoption—and now, as family. | BY SANDY CARPENTER


Parent-to-Parent

My “Adoption Hero”

Adoptive parents pay tribute to their “adoption heroes,” including a social worker, their child’s birth mother, or their child.


Ask AF


Photo Contests

Enter the 2018 Adoptive Families Cover Photo Contest!

AFC Photo Contest Winners: Daddy Moments


Inbox

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, RE: May 2018


Thank You to This Issue’s Sponsors:

Adoption by Shepherd Care
Adoptions from the Heart
Bethany Christian Services
Children’s Connections Inc.
National Background Check

Ellyn J. Bullock, Solberg & Bullock, LLC
Dr. Jane Aronson
Texas Children’s Hospital

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