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Child Adoption: Why Foster First

There are around 135,000 child adoptions in the US every year, and a large percentage of these adoptions are via child fostering programs. If you are thinking of child adoption, you may want to consider fostering a child first. You can learn how to be a foster parent via a child adoption specialist, who can help you fill out the necessary paperwork and get you that much closer to adopting or supporting a child in need. Read More 

4 Tips To Design A Funeral Service To Bring Your Family Together

The loss of a family member is devastating. It's common to feel a sense of loss, depression, and disconnection from the people around you. Times like these are exactly when family relationships are most important. If you've recently suffered a death in the family, you'll have to set about the task of planning funeral services. Here are four tips that will help you plan a funeral service that will bring your family closer together: Read More 

Middle-Aged & Yearning To Parent? Consider These Three Opportunities To Nurture A Child

While marrying young and starting a family early were once considered the norm, many Americans are now entering midlife without ever having experienced the satisfaction of raising a child. For some, not having children during their twenties or thirties was a deliberate choice to give them time to find the right partner or advance a successful career. For others entering into midlife without having children may have been the result of a failed marriage, infertility or some other issue that prevented them from having a child. Read More 

This Isn’t What I Expected: Avoiding Common Pitfalls Of Parenting After Adoption

Adopting a child is a great gift, both to your family and to the child. It is also a time of great change, and with change comes stress. It isn't uncommon for new adoptive parents to find themselves in situations they didn't expect. Here are some of the most common difficulties faced by families completing adoption, and how to work through them in ways that strengthen your bond with your child. Read More