Author(s): Belian, Marla.
Published: 2018
Available from: National Healthy Marriage Resource Center
http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/index.aspxexternal link(opens in new window)
1950 W. Littleton Blvd #306
Littleton, CO 80120
Document available online at: NationalResourceCenterforHealthyMarriageandFamilies16521
Printable version (PDF): https://healthymarriageandfamilies.org/sites/default/files/Resource%20Files/FosterYouthTipSheet_508_Final.pdf external link(opens in new window)
Abstract: This federally funded tip sheet explains there are approximately 430,000 children and youth in foster care on any given day, the negative impact of adverse experiences in the early years, and how nurturing caregivers can help increase a child's resilience by building in them strengths at the relational level. It then provides caregivers with ways to be the support system that a child in foster care needs to help them develop the critical relationships skills necessary for future stability, healthy decision making, and overall growth. Tips include: provide youth with a safe space and let your relationship develop naturally; model health relationship behaviors; remember that it’s the simple things that count and that kids notice; don’t give up in trying to form an attachment or bond with the foster child; and support the development of lifelong connections. 11 references. 


Published: 2019
Available from: Human Rights Campaign
PDF: https://assets2.hrc.org/files/assets/resources/ACAF2019-ChangemakersInChildWelfare-Report.pdf 

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured equality and embraced as full members  of society at home, at work and in every community.
For nearly 12 years, All Children - All Families (ACAF) has been a crucial component of the HRC Foundation’s efforts to realize that vision by providing resources to guide child welfare agencies in developing LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices.
These organizations, from small nonprofit foster care and adoption agencies to large county or state child and family services agencies, do extremely vital work with children, families and communities every day. We share their commitment to ensuring that all children feel a deep sense of love and belonging and that all families are valued and have access to the resources they need to thrive.

 

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Adopting as a Single Parent

Published: 2019
Document available online at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/single-parent/
Printable version (PDF): https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/single_parent.pdf
Abstract: Explores issues that are specifically relevant to single people considering adoption. The factsheet includes information about available adoption opportunities, including domestic adoption, intercountry adoption, and adopting from foster care. It also discusses the importance of having a support system and dispels the myth that being single impedes the adoption process. 

What Adoptive Parents Need to Know About Birth Certificates

Fatherly - December 04, 2018

Adoptive parents overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork involved in the process may not consider how important it is to order a birth certificate. But like an adult's passport or driver's license, the birth certificate is a key entry point to many of a child's daily experiences, from enrolling in preschool to seeing a doctor to signing up for Little League. Which means that, amidst all of the logistical planning, ordering a birth certificate should be at the top of the list. Here's what you need to know about the birth certificate for your newly adopted child.

Also: The Fatherly Guide to Adoption: https://www.fatherly.com/adoption/

https://www.fatherly.com/parenting/what-adoptive-parents-need-to-know-about-birth-certificates/

This guide is intended to equip State, Tribal, and Territorial child welfare managers and administrators — as well as family support organizations — with current information about effective strategies for developing data-driven family support servicesi and research findings to help them make the case for implementing and sustaining these services. Download the Support Matters guidebook.

This guide was created by AdoptUSKids.

Title: Providing Adoption Support and Preservation Services
Published: 2018
Available from: Child Welfare Information Gateway
URL: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/f-postadoptbulletin/
PDF: https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/f_postadoptbulletin.pdf

This bulletin draws from available literature and practice knowledge to summarize key issues related to providing effective services to support the stability and permanency of adoptions. It is intended to support adoption professionals in addressing adoptive parents' and children's needs for services, recognizing key considerations in providing services, addressing emerging issues, and meeting common challenges in delivery.