Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ABC, Adoption & Me: A Multicultural Picture Book for Adoptive Families

ABC, Adoption & Me: A Multicultural Picture Book for Adoptive Families by Gayle H. Swift

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51LYPIyatIL__SX258_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_ An award-winning  book about adoption that celebrates the blessing of family and addresses the difficult issues as well. With exuberant illustrations and a diverse representation of families, ABC, Adoption & Me deepens understanding of what it means to be an adoptive family. It provides talking points that bring families closer, and presents adoption as a safe topic. Kids report that ABC, Adoption & Me expresses their complicated feelings in a way that makes them feel normal and which makes it easy for them to discuss with their families. "Most adoption books only talk about the good part of adoption. ABC shows adoption from the kid's side." Includes a parent guide.

Named a Favorite Read of 2013 by Adoptive Families, the award-winning national adoption magazine and leading adoption information source for families before, during, and after adoption. 

Named a Notable Picture Book for 2013 by Shelf Unbound in their December/January 2014 issue.

Earned an Honorable Mention from the Gittle List of 2013

"Adoptive Families Magazine" named it a Favorite Read of 2013 and it has garnered several other awards as well. I hope all adoptive families will make this a part of their family library. Posted by: Robin E. Sizemore, Executive Director, Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc

Monday, April 14, 2014

FREE NC Homestudy Bootcamp: Registration Required

Hopscotch Adoptions, Inc is offering a FREE NC Homestudy Bootcamp on Saturday May 3 @ 3-4:30pm, 1208 Eastchester Drive, Suite 120 High Point, NC.

Registration Required.  336-899-0069 or info@hopscotchadoptions.org

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Georgian Children's Reunion to be held in Atlanta, Georgia May 9-11, 2014

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Georgian Children's Reunion to be held in Atlanta, Georgia May 9-11, 2014 - Program and details to follow - mark your calendars and clear your weekend for a great time re-connecting to families with children/teens from Georgia and to our children's culture and community!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Georgian Children's Reunion to be held in Atlanta, Georgia May 9-11, 2014

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Georgian Children's Reunion to be held in Atlanta, Georgia May 9-11, 2014 - Program and details to follow - mark your calendars and clear your weekend for a great time re-connecting to families with children/teens from Georgia and to our children's culture and community!

75,000 Orphans and Counting…

Source: http://childrendeservefamilies.com/75000-orphans-counting/

By Kelly Ensslin

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Kelly Ensslin has an insightful new blog post on the Both Ends Burning website about the newly released State Department adoption numbers, showing a drop for the ninth consecutive year in a row. The numbers over the past decade represent at least 75,000 orphans who have been deprived of permanent, loving families due to failed U.S. policy.

“Last Friday, the Department of State released its long-awaited annual international adoption statistics. As we had predicted, for the ninth straight year the number of children internationally adopted into permanent loving US families has fallen. In fiscal year 2013, only 7,094 children entered the United States on orphan visas. This number represents an 18% drop from the prior year and a 69% reduction since 2004, when international adoptions peaked at 22,884.

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