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Thriving as an Adoptive Family

Welcoming another child into your home, permanently or temporarily, can bring a unique set of challenges. The challenge may lie in helping that child work through an abusive past, or simply in altering your normal routine. Whatever the case, these resources will provide you with encouragement and offer practical tips to work through theses many hurdles.

Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family

Adoption is a high calling from God, and the Christian home is primary soil for planting seeds of faith. But how will post-adoption challenges affect this growth? Packed from cover to cover with information, advice, ideas, and resources, this distinctly Christian book will equip readers to be successful adoptive parents.

Attachment in Adoption

The parenting of children from hard places can be a challenge for many adoptive parents - but there is hope for even the most complex situations.

The Connected Child

Written by two research psychologists, The Connected Child specializes in adoption and attachment. Learn how to build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child, effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders, and discipline with love.

Adjusting to Life After an Adoption

After parents adopt a child, it's important for their new transracial or transcultural family to help the new family member feel at home. Here's how.

Empowered to Connect

The Connected Child, co-authored by Dr. Karyn Purvis, has already helped countless adoptive and foster parents. Empowered To Connect™ created a companion study guide entitled Created To Connect — A Christian’s Guide to The Connected Child as well as other helpful resources that highlight the underlying biblical principles of The Connected Child and offer new insights for parents.

Helping Adopted Children Develop a Healthy Racial Identity

Embracing the differences in your adoptive family

Parenting methods to avoid when parenting an adopted child

Gregory Keck, PhD Attachment Therapist & Adoption Expert, shares advice for parents with an adopted child on what parenting methods to avoid when parenting

Tapestry

The vision of Tapestry is a healing home for every child. Our mission is to support and equip local churches and families with the tools and resources to wrap around and bring healing to adoptive and foster parents, children, and their families.

Adoption at the Movies

Adoption Movie Reviews and Discussion Guides

Accessing Adoption Support and Prevention Services

Provided both before and after adoption, adoption support and preservation services can help you and your family with a wide range of issues. These services are available for everything from learning how to explain adoption to your preschooler, to helping address the needs of a child who has experienced early childhood abuse and trauma, to supporting your adopted teen’s search for identity. All family members can benefit from some type of support. This factsheet outlines the types of services available, their benefits, and ways to find services in your area.

Bubba Watson and the Joy of Adoption

Bubba Watson is passionate about golf, but family is the legacy he cares about most. And adoption has made that family possible.

Adoption: When Siblings Are Strangers

I turned the burner down and headed upstairs to restore order. My husband and I were experiencing the challenges of welcoming George, Abel and their two sisters into our family of five other children.

Understanding and Parenting Your Adopted Child

Barbara Rainey talks about her daughter Deborah, whom she and Dennis adopted more than twenty years ago. Barbara also shares some of the ways adoption affects your marriage, your other children, and your relationship with Christ.

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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