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A family with African American children

“Teaching My Children That Black Is Beautiful”

“Teaching My Children That Black Is Beautiful”

I tell my African-American children that they are smart and beautiful because I know that the world may tell them otherwise.

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interactive ways to help an older child talk about adoption and her personal history

7 Ways to Give Your Child a History

When a child is adopted from foster care at an older age, he needs to understand his story up to placement and the significance of his joining a new family forever. Here are hands-on activities you can use to start this conversation.

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[Book Review] No Matter What

Sally Donovan's memoir is an honest portrayal of the challenges of adopting from foster care.

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The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself

[Book Review] The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself

AF's editors review The Boy Who Built a Wall Around Himself, a story to help teach adoptive children that it's OK to let their defenses down and trust.

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Cover of Three More Words

[Book Review] Three More Words

Published nearly ten years after her debut memoir, Three More Words offers a closer look at Ashley Rhodes-Courter's tumultuous journey through foster care.

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Cover of Dear Wonderful You

[Book Review] Dear Wonderful You, Letters to Adopted & Foster Youth

Adoptees write letters to other adoptees, exploring the unique feelings that only one who was adopted could understand.

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The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting by Sally Donovan

[Book Review] The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The author of No Matter What returns with a new book bursting with real-world advice.

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Register for the Parenting the Hurt Child Webinar with Regina Kupecky on 3/9/16

Webinar Replay – Parenting the Hurt Child

View the replay of the “Parenting the Hurt Child” webinar. Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, guides parents in understanding a newly adopted older child’s behavior and discuss what will work (and what to avoid) to help him heal and attach.

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