Lighthouse Thoughts

August 17, 2017

REAL STRENGTH

“REAL STRENGTH” -a poem about adoption written by a loving birth father, the night his son was born. Today, once again you amazed me. I watched you give birth to our son, to their son, to a family. How strong you must be to deal with all the pain of labor. And at the end […]

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July 25, 2017

Back to School – Are You Ready?

With the end of summer fast approaching we are faced with the end of summer blues.  Whether their summer was jam-packed with activities or filled with complaints about being bored with nothing to do, kids often have a tough time making the back-to-school transition. Here is some helpful information for Parents, Kids and Teens! https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/back-school.html

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July 18, 2017

Placing a Child for Adoption

If you are considering placing your child for adoption, you must consider your ability to parent a child. Are you able to provide a safe, secure home and provide for his needs? What are your hopes, dreams and future for yourself and your child? Decide what’s best for your child by making a parenting plan […]

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African American Birth Mother viewing an Adoptive Parent Profile Book
July 14, 2017

Listen to your Child

When your child does talk about his birth family, it is important to answer questions honestly and gently, as is age appropriate. Empathize and validate his feelings. Don’t be judgmental or invalidate feelings. Don’t lay blame or take anything he has personally. For a child who may be struggling with grief and loss or identity, […]

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July 11, 2017

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children BY VICTORIA PROODAY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST “What is wrong? Today’s children are being deprived of the fundamentals of a healthy childhood, such as: ·         Emotionally available parents ·         Clearly defined limits and guidance ·         Responsibilities ·         Balanced nutrition and adequate sleep ·         Movement and outdoors ·         Creative play, social interaction, opportunities […]

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July 10, 2017

Helping Kids with Difficult Adoption Questions

The Center for Adoption Support and Education W.I.S.E. UP! program teaches techniques for helping kids that they have 4 choices when faced with difficult adoption questions: W: Walk away or choose not to pay attention I:    It’s private: I can choose not to share information S:   Share some information about adoption or my story E: […]

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July 6, 2017

A Full-Service Adoption Agency

Founded in 1989, Beacon House Adoption Services is a licensed, Non-Profit, Adoption Agency with a long tradition of working with adoptive families. BHAS’s Domestic Adoption Program is a full-service process that takes a family from the start of adoption to its completion, including finalization services, emotional support, birth mother outreach, and all services involved in […]

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Adoptive Parents with Infant
June 30, 2017

Where did she get that pretty blonde hair?

With my husband and I both brunettes, I frequently was asked where my kids got their blonde hair from. My answers varied from “most of the women on my mom’s side of the family were blonde” to “my brothers hair was just like that when he was little” and to the crabby answer of “just […]

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