November 2011- Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month, and so there is no better time to talk about the different varieties of adoption and just how fulfilling adoption can be for both the adoptive parents and for the child. This month CTParenting will explore the different kinds of adoption and share some stories from Connecticut and elsewhere that show that adoption is one of the sweetest things in life.
TODAY'S TOPIC: Watch this short video of two children explaining adoption. Sweet.
November 1, Tuesday
CTParenting.com, is celebrating National Adoption Month and DCF is having an event this Saturday. Check out the "Candlelight Vigil and Services - Meet the DCF Commisioner" FB Invitation.
November 2, Wednesday
Home Is Where The Grandma Is. Love Has No Words, Transcribed by Gary Kleeblatt. Read about this grandmother who stepped up to provide needed consistency and permanence to granddaughter.
November 3, Thursday
Learn about the Heart Gallery. Because every picture tells a story.
November 4, Friday
Why Do People Adopt? We All Have Love To Give. Answers to your questions about how and why to Foster or Adopt.
November 7, Monday
If you adopt a child from DCF, you can count on help. The State of Connecticut will be your partner. Learn about financial reimbursements and other supports.
November 8, Tuesday
Want to learn more about how to adopt? Here are the basic facts from the Children's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
November 9, Wednesday
Find out how this girl with special needs found her permanent family, A Wednesday's Child Success Story.
November 10, Thursday
Why adopt? "You do it because of your heart," said this adoptive mother “It’s so rewarding because it’s a life. I don’t think there is anything greater than being a part of bringing a family together . . .”
November 11, Friday
Veterans Day Holiday
November 14, Monday
Why adopt? "If you have the room, patience, love and understanding, the kids are just great," says a mother who adopted a child from foster care.
November 15, Tuesday
Why adopt? "They saw the mom, dad, house and dog, and we all just clicked," says this adoptive mother. "They fell in love with us, and we fell in love with them."
November 16, Wednesday
A young woman who was in foster care emerged from the system and then adopted her own sister. Now she works with vulnerable youths. Read her story.
November 17, Thursday
This mom says that adopting a teenager was just right for her.
November 18, Friday
Meet a couple who found reward and joy in the adoption of a child with complex medical needs
November 21, Monday
Read this story about a woman who adopted her nephew with complex medical needs-- and then donated a kidney to the boy who needed one to survive. “You’ll do anything for your kids," said the boy's aunt.
November 22, Tuesday
Want some basic background on fostering and adoption? Get the facts and learn how social workers help.
November 23, Wednesday
Have questions about how foster care adoption compares to domestic and international adoptions? This chart compares the alternatives
November 24, Thursday
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!
A legal risk adoption brings joy to a family in East Haddam.
November 25, Friday
Want to find out more about adoption? Go to an open house near you to learn all about it.
November 28, Monday
Adopting a teenager could be the most fulfilling thing you ever do. Read about how one amazing young woman gets adopted right before her 18th birthday.
November 29, Tuesday
For one couple who adopted six children and foster two more, opening their home and hearts to children in foster care was an obvious path. "It wasn't a hard decision," Peggy said. "We talked about it. There are kids out there who need homes, and we have one."
November 30, Wednesday
Watch this short video of two children explaining adoption. Sweet.