Adopting From Foster Care
We are the parents of three amazing kids we adopted from the foster care system. All my best tips and ideas for adopting and raising happy, healthy kids…
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These fun and creative activities for teens will give them things to do winter or summer. Teenage boys and girls will find things to do at home or outside to keep them out of trouble and build their self -esteem. #activities #teens via @Empowered Single Moms Parenting 2 Home Kids
Parenting a child with anxiety - 4 things you can do to help him overcome it and feel empowered
My family is Instant Family. Every moment struck me in this movie as real life. #fostercare #adoption #fostermom #fosterlove #fosterfamily #instantfamily
Two energy drinks a day. Two 24 oz mugs of Starbucks French Roast coffee as well. Still...nothing helped. I was exhausted from caring for my FASD adopted 3-year-old and two other adopted kids with trauma histories. My body hurt constantly, I gained 40 pounds in a year and my brain felt like it just stopped working. Emotionally I was going from 0 to 100 in 2 seconds. I knew I needed to do something and fast. #caregiverburnout #fostercare #adoption #specialneedskids #specialneeds
Foster and adopted children often have unique needs, especially when it comes to holidays and celebrations such as Christmas and birthdays. They can also be challenging kids to find presents for, especially since they don’t always appreciate or know how to care for what they receive. Click the picture to see my long list of ideas that work for special needs and traumatized kids of all ages and stages. #serenitylinkscoaching #giftideas #therapeuticparenting #adoption #fostercare #specialneeds
This is why you may need to have the sex talk with your children earlier than you may think. Read more and be informed. I neglected some things and now I regret it.
We are NOT strangers to our foster kids. We are their lives and their rock. We are there for them when their world collapses around them. Follow our foster care, adoption, and biological children's story. #fostercare #fosterparents #fostermom #fostermomli
Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas can be hard for kids who struggle with issues related to early childhood trauma exposure. Conditions such as RAD, complex PTSD, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders make it tough for kids to engage with others, especially in large groups. This holiday survival guide offers tips to make those big family gatherings and festive events more successful for everyone. #serenitylinscoaching #reactiveattachmentdisorder #therapeuticparenting #FASD #PTSD
It’s National Adoption Month! Adoptive families need support throughout the process in many different ways. If you know an adoptive family these 5 tips will help you know how to support them best, especially when they first bring the child home. If you are an adoptive family share this with friends and family! #adoption #nationaladoptionmonth #adoptionawareness #support #adivce #tips #family #adopt #adoptionrocks
Adoptive families all have different stories that led them through the adoption process. It is important to take time to listen to their adoption story, especially before making any assumptions. Find out 3 things you should consider before judging an adoptive family #adoption #adopt #adoptionrocks #adoptjourney #adoptivemom #adoptivemomlife #blessbyadoption #adoptionawareness #nationaladoptionmonth #family #ideas #adivice #tips
FESTIVE AND FUN FAMILY TRADITIONS - My family has all sorts of fun around the holidays because we have created traditions. Traditions are a great way to get the whole family involved in the festivities and fun.
Here is my honest review about what the Instant Family movie got right and wrong about adopting from the foster care system! For sure I will be covering themes of adoption, but also trauma, loss and joy.