Lighthouse Thoughts

February 23, 2017

Birth Father Rights

Generally speaking birth fathers fall into one of four categories: known, unknown, uninvolved, or involved. Every state has different laws that govern the issues related to biological fathers’ rights in adoption. Birth fathers may or may not be involved in the adoption process. Staff at Beacon House works with the adoptive families to answer questions […]

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February 22, 2017

Raising “Good” Kids

Raising good kids is easier than you think. “Psychologists at Harvard have found that there are several elements that are very important and basic: parents who raise “good kids” do these 5 things.” See:

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February 20, 2017

Why Your Kid Should Wrestle

As the parent of a 2 time State Champion wrestler, I was excited to learn that several of our other “Beacon House babies” are now wrestling too. While wrestling can be a tough sport for Mom to watch, it has many great benefits.  Wrestlers are considered the most elite conditioned athletes at their school, they learn disciple, […]

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February 16, 2017

Are you ready to learn more about adoption?

If the answer to your questions is YES, then join us for a free Domestic Adoption Webinar.  Webinars are offered weekly with many convenient options available for dates and times.  If you can’t find a date that works for you, let us know and we can add one to the schedule. At our Domestic Adoption […]

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February 15, 2017

My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families

My Family, My Journey: A Baby Book for Adoptive Families by Zoe Francesca (Author), Susie Ghahremani  (Illustrator) “For the growing audience of adoptive families, Chronicle Books is proud to offer a baby book that suits the wide array of experiences and choices that bring a family and their new child together. This lovely keepsake album contains sections to record […]

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February 13, 2017

Adoption after Infertility

For families who have experienced infertility, moving from infertility to adoption can be a difficult journey.  As difficult as infertility can be, it’s important to note that adoption isn’t always easy either. Sometimes it’s hard. Moving from one to another without taking the time to prepare emotionally and financially can make the process seem more […]

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February 11, 2017

Happy Birthday-or is it?

“It’s not uncommon for adopted children, teens, and even adults to have conflicting feelings about birthdays.” Birthdays can be triggers for grief in children, who may exhibit a number of different reactions ranging from; sad to angry, or indifferent. Challenging behaviors may be misunderstood and difficult to deal with. What your child needs is validation […]

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February 9, 2017

Developing Fine Motor Skills

During the preschool years there are a number of fine motor skills that your child will master.  Increased hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills will allow your child to perform everyday task which will lead to greater independence and self-confidence.  The mastery of these skills will set a foundation for exploration and learning, and creative […]

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February 7, 2017

Sensory Seeking and Sensory Avoiding

Does your child play too rough, have a high pain tolerance or lack an understanding of personal space?  Does he startle easy, avoid touch, or fuss about tags in clothing? If either one of these sound like your child, he may struggle with sensory processing issues. “There are two ways kids with sensory processing issues […]

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February 3, 2017

Home Study Documents

One of the first things you will begin working on, after you have selected your adoption agency is your adoption home study. The home study can be overwhelming for some parents, because in addition to required home visits, you will also need supporting documentation. The State that you reside in has jurisdiction over your adoption […]

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