How to Adopt in 2023
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
2w ago
Are you thinking about adopting this year? CreatingaFamily.org talked about How to Adopt in 2023, including the current state of domestic infant, international, and foster care adoption with guest experts from Adoptions From The Heart and Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc, Inc: http://ow.ly/Vnq950MmMxt **This podcast is part of the Adoption Options awareness campaign. Check out the many other resources ..read more
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Urgent Call to Action to Support the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
2M ago
Time is Running Out! Join us in asking Congress to include the Adoption Tax Refundability Act in Year-End Legislation It’s quick and easy to send a clear message to your Senators and Representative asking them to do two things: Use the button below or visit adoptiontaxcredit.org/take-action/contact-congress to send a prewritten message to Congress in just ..read more
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NCFA Responds to the Department of State FY 2021 Annual Report on Intercountry Adoption
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: adoptioncouncil.org The U.S. Department of State has published its annual report on intercountry adoptions completed between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. During this time, there were 1,785 intercountry placements.  By way of comparison, in fiscal year 2020, there were 1,622 intercountry placements; in fiscal year 2019, prior to the pandemic, there were 2,970 ..read more
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Best Books on ADD & Learning Differences – brought to you by our friends from Creating A Family!
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: creatingafamily.org Here are our 8 top books for adults on ADD and learning differences. Continue reading> ..read more
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Labeling Kids with Special Needs – How Much to Share – brought to you by our friends from Creating A Family!
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: creatingafamily.org I have a love-hate relationship with labels. They can help our children get the help they need and can help us find the support of others in a similar situation, but they can also come with the baggage of stigma and preconceived ideas. I worry about the long-term impact of labeling kids. Continue ..read more
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Establishing Daily Routines for a Child with Prenatal Exposure – brought to you by our friends from Creating A Family!
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: creatingafamily.org Parenting a child with prenatal exposure often requires additional scaffolding to help them learn the daily routines we take for granted. Establishing consistent daily routines for your child with prenatal exposure gives repetitive experiential learning that supports him as he acquires the skills to grow to adulthood. Continue reading> ..read more
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Practical Tips for Parenting a Child with ADHD – brought to you by our friends from Creating A Family!
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: creatingafamily.org Parenting a child with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) can be challenging. Your child’s behavior, lack of focus on tasks, and struggle to follow your family’s daily flow feel overwhelming and draining. What more can you implement in your home to ease the frustration and set your child up for success in his ..read more
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The Dreaded Family Tree Assignment in Adoption – brought to you by our friends from Creating A Family!
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: creatingafamily.org While many schools are catching on quickly to the perils of assigning a project that defines “family” or digs into a child’s history, many families still face difficulty when their child is asked to bring in a baby picture or write family names and relationships on a hand-drawn oak tree. Any non-traditional family ..read more
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When the School System Feels Like the Bully – brought to you by our friends from Creating A Family!
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: creatingafamily.org ARGHH! Nothing in parenting has caused me such frustration as working with the school system to help my kid who struggled at school. I have felt so helpless and frustrated at times that it has brought me to tears. Of course, it’s no walk in the park for the kid with the challenges ..read more
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Advocating for Your Foster or Kinship Child at School – brought to you by our friends from Creating A Family!
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by Robin Sizemore, Executive Director of Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc
4M ago
Source: creatingafamily.org If you don’t have experience with the jargon of educational supports, IEP’s and 504’s prior yet, advocating for your foster or kinship child in school can feel intimidating. It might sound like a whole new language at first. However, learning how to advocate for your foster or kinship child in school is an ..read more
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