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Adoption

Adoption is an important topic at Fort Worth Moms. Whether you’ve adopted or are considering adoption, or perhaps you’re interested in fostering, there are many questions to answer. Several of our writers and guest writers have experience and personal advice to share that will be useful in your parenting journey.

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The adoption community and conversation is changing rapidly, especially during the last three years or so. The ladies talk about this and more, including how to create opportunities for your kids to talk about adoption and giving power back to the triad members.
Some people are able to become foster parents. But, if not, then you can become a babysitter or respite provider for them. If you can’t do that, consider becoming a CASA volunteer. If that’s too much, move toward the need by becoming wrap-around care to families in crisis, foster families, and adoptive parents.
Hoping for adoption and hoping for reconciliation can coexist in the heart of a person who wants the very best for a child. Many unfortunate factors compiled the reasons why reconciliation was no longer in the best interest for anyone involved and adoption was deemed the new goal. 
Sometimes foster children struggle with attachment, sometimes it's the caregiver, and sometimes it is both. Research, study and commit to strategies that make everyone feel loved. And give them time to work.
Beth and Emily chat about Emily's adoption journey in this behind-the-scenes Q & A. The pair discusses everything from the why and the how to the hard and happy.
To those in the waiting phase, I want to give you some ideas today! Everything is going to happen so quickly for you once your child is with you. For that reason, now is THE TIME!
It's important to find the truths about foster care and dispel myths.

12 Myths About Foster Care

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There are many misconceptions about foster care. It can be a daunting commitment, but when armed with truths and facts, you may find it's something worth exploring.

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