“In 1971, for instance, a trio from Harvard observed ninety mother-toddler pairs for five hours and found that on average, mothers gave a command, told their child no, or fielded a request (often “unreasonable” or “in a whining tone”) every three minutes. Their children, in turn, obeyed on average only 60 percent of the time. This is not exactly a formula for perfect mental health.”
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
“There are so many crises in foster care—the original abuse, the shock and alarm when a child is removed, the courtroom fights, kids rebelling, bio parents panicking, foster parents molesting, relapses, rehabs, reabuse—that basic, low-level functioning begins to seem exemplary. These are the mediocre flatlands of child welfare, where if it’s not a crisis it’s not a problem.”
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care
Adoption Reading Challenge 2012
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Adoption and After Adoption
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if you are adopted, a birthparent, an adoptive parent or someone who knows any of the above and if you live and work in the world of adoption (includiif you are adopted, a birthparent, an adoptive parent or someone who knows any of the above and if you live and work in the world of adoption (including step parent, alternative reproductive technology, kinship etc) then this is the group for you! www.kinnect.org
Center For Family Connections (CFFC), a leading provider of support services for adoption, foster care, and complex blended families (a blending of families by adoption, fostering, kinship care, remarriage, or alternative reproductive technologies).
At a fundamental level, CFFC’s mission is to help children feel safe, seen, and valued, and to help them to adjust to the challenges of being—or having been—moved from one family to another. Many of the children CFFC serves have spent years in countless foster homes, orphanages, residential centers, or hospitals. Critical to the CFFC philosophy is an understanding that adoption, foster placement, and other life-altering family changes are not isolated events, but part of a life-long process.