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IAG 049: What You Need To Know about Post Adoption Support & Getting Ready For School

Find out HOW & WHY this affects everyone - no matter where you are on the infant adoption journey.

 

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YES – this is a podcast about infant adoption – so today’s topic may sound a bit off from the norm – but I really don’t think so.

For one – I think any parent or parent-to-be needs to understand how to deal with adoption conversation – especially when it comes to school, or pre-school or even with day care.

Not all teachers or day care providers are educated about adoption. So, as parents and parents-to-be, we need to take the lead to help them, which will help our children.

To quote adoptionsupport.org:

“You’d be amazed at the questions adopted children are asked about being adopted. For some children, it begins as early as age 3: Why don’t you look like your mom? For others, it begins at school: What happened to your real mother? and Why did she give you away? Friends, classmates – even well-meaning grown-ups – make comments or ask questions that can be uncomfortable for adopted children.”

So – today we are going to cover topics like how to handle adoption questions from kids and other parents, how to deal with school projects like a family tree, how to talk to your children when other kids ask about being adopted, and much more.

Our special guest is Angela Magnuson, who is the lead post-adoption consultant for Bethany Christian Services’ Post Adoption Contact Center, a national resource for all members of the adoption triad.

As a licensed professional counselor, she has completed Rutgers University’s Adoption Certificate program and has been trained in Trust-Based Relational Intervention® through The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development.

Angela is awesome. I had fun talking with her and she clearly has a heart that wants to help people just like you and me. I know you will learn a lot from her (as I did).

She shares a bunch of tips and stories. I am sure that you will be surprised by how much this topic applies to everyone on the infant adoption journey.

You can connect with Angela at 1-866-309-7328 between 8am and 5pm Eastern. You can email her at BCSpostadopt@bethany.org.

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What you will learn about in this episode:

  • Positive adoption language – and how you can educate others to choose words that show respect for birth parents, adoptive and foster parents, and adopted children.
  • Why you need to learn about post adoption support no matter where you are on the infant adoption journey.
  • Find out how you can get FREE post adoption support.
  • What issues first-time adoptive parents need to know about so they can be proactive and not be taken by surprise.
  • Find out what type of services are offered for adoptive families at Bethany’s Post Adoption Contact Center for FREE!
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Links we talk about in this episode:

  • Bethany.org/PACC – this is the Post Adoption Contact Center, which is staffed by licensed, adoption-competent professionals that provide support, education and referral assistance to anyone touched by adoption – free of charge.
  • 7 Lifelong Issues In Adoption – a great article describing the core issues in adoption and how this can help anyone understand the residual effects of the adoption experience.
  • AdoptionToday.com – this is an online magazine dedicated to adoption.
  • The Center for Adoption Support and Education WISE Up Power Book – this book helps adopted children learn that their story is unique, personal and theirs to share (or not). It delivers easy-to-follow choices to help adopted children decide when and how to share information and respond to others’ questions/comments.
  • Back To School Guide – this article from the NCFA (National Council For Adoption) talks about ways to make schools more adoption friendly. 
  • InfantAdoptionGuide.com/iTunes – Subscribe to the show and get new episodes sent right to your phone or tablet? 
  • InfantAdoptionGuide.com/welcome – get my FREE adoption ebooks!

This episode is sponsored by BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES – they are a full service Christian non-profit adoption agency with locations in 36 states. They’ve been helping families adopt since 1944. They will help you create an adoption plan that is right for you and your family – and they’ll be there to support you every step of the way. To learn more, just click here: Bethany.org/InfantAdoptionGuideDo you like Podcasts? Listen and Subscribe to the IAG show on iTunes or Stitcher by clicking on the logos:

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