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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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A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about how to support your friend or family member in her adoption journey. In this second installment of "So Your Friend's Adopting," I'm presenting tips for celebrating your friend and her new...

Our Second Adoption Story

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As the saying goes, no two children are the same. And it is certainly true that no two adoption stories are the same. We waited four months when we welcomed our first daughter home. While it was a roller-coaster...
While many people get involved after a child is placed into foster care -- such as CPS caseworkers, lawyers, judges, and family members -- advocates (also called “CASAs”) are the only players in a child abuse case who are there as volunteers representing the best interests of the child, as well as the eyes and ears of the community.
In 2013, Tarrant County reported 5,689 confirmed cases of child abuse, making our home county the No. 3 spot in the state (based on population) for child abuse.  Horrifying, right? While we are appalled and broken-hearted, maybe even remembering our own...
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to be invited to tour the Fort Worth campus of The Gladney Center of Adoption. A place that revolves around women and children, they were kind enough to let me bring...
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. 
My ideal open relationship some day in the future looks like birth parents (and even other siblings) coming to my home to share meals, celebrate birthdays and achievements, and mark special occasions. I would love them to occupy picture frames and photo albums around the house, to be regular faces during holidays, and guests at graduation.

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Guide to Private Schools in Fort Worth & Surrounding Areas

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We want Fort Worth area parents to know their options when choosing a school for their kids, so we compiled this "Guide to Private Schools in Forth Worth & Surrounding Areas." You’ll find a variety of curriculum choices, pricing options, and time slots.