Can You Use a Personal Loan to Finance Adoption Expenses?

Each year thousands of couples yearning for the joy of parenthood take the only step available to achieve it – adoption. In doing so, they willingly trade the anguish of being unable to bear a child for the hope and anxiety of an arduous and expensive process, which has no guarantee of success. When the Read more about Can You Use a Personal Loan to Finance Adoption Expenses?[…]

Oregonian Article: What Prospective Foster Care Adoption Parents Should Know

Foster care adoption: What prospective parents should know And then there were four: This Christmas, Megan and Thom Tessandori and daughter Emma, 11, will be celebrating the addition of 4-year-old Jordan to their family as his adoption from foster care becomes final this month. (Courtesy of Thom Tessandori) This Oregonian Article Originally appeared here. Print Read more about Oregonian Article: What Prospective Foster Care Adoption Parents Should Know[…]

Synopsis of Unconditional Parenting

Synopsis of Unconditional Parenting By Alfie Kohn Originally found here: http://www.yanoff.org/books/synopsis-unconditional-parenting.shtml Chapter 1: Conditional Parenting Love kids for who they are (unconditional love) instead of for what they do (conditional love). Over many years, researchers have found that “the more conditional the support [one receives], the lower one’s perceptions of overall worth as a person.” When children receive affection with strings Read more about Synopsis of Unconditional Parenting[…]

15th Annual Shoulder To Shoulder Conference

For the past couple years, we’ve gone to the Shoulder To Shoulder conference here in Portland. It’s a really amazing event filled with engaging speakers and practical, real-world classes about things that affect every family waiting to adopt. I highly recommend attending the Shoulder To Shoulder conference. Check out their website for all the deatils Read more about 15th Annual Shoulder To Shoulder Conference[…]

Braindump from NAFA Meeting – The Mindful Waiting & Leaning Into Openness

Michele Greco gave the talk at the NAFA meeting on Friday November 8th. The title of the talk was “The Mindful Waiting & Leaning into Openness”. It was a very powerful talk that spoke directly to the pain and fear of families who are in the waiting process for Adoption. It was all very great and Read more about Braindump from NAFA Meeting – The Mindful Waiting & Leaning Into Openness[…]