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Hot Cars are Deadly for Kids: Be Aware!

Hot Cars are Deadly for Kids: Be Aware!

The sad fact is that anyone can accidentally leave a child behind in a car seat. A closed car can become an oven inside even on warm days. In a matter of only 10 minutes the temperature inside a car can rise 20 degrees. On a 60-degree day, the inside can rise to 110 degrees!…

June is National Safety Month – Are you prepared?

June is National Safety Month – Are you prepared?

June is National Safety Month and now is a great time to review how prepared you are for the major causes of death throughout the United States. #1: Poisoning In 2011, poisonings overtook motor vehicle crashes for the first time as the leading cause of unintentional-injury-related death for all ages combined. Poisoning deaths are caused…

Older Adopted Children Sleep Problems (and How You Can Help)

Older Adopted Children Sleep Problems (and How You Can Help)

Sleep problems aren’t uncommon in children, but they’re even more prevalent amongst older adopted children who’ve been through trauma. Your child may need some special considerations based on their history and background. But, the groundwork always starts with healthy sleep hygiene. From there, you can work with your child’s specific challenges to reduce anxiety and…

Water Safety and Your Home Study

Water Safety and Your Home Study

The weather is getting warmer and soon it will be pool and swimming season. This is a great time for a reminder in water safety for everyone. The following are some tips and guidelines for adopters in Texas when passing their home study. Swimming pools, in-ground pools, wading pools and hot tubs must meet all…

The Crystal Angels Embryo Process

The Crystal Angels Embryo Process

Embryo donation and receiving are miracles in the working. For those that have gone through IVF therapy, had their desired number of children, do not want to destroy the remaining embryos, donating offers is a wonderful choice that helps other families grow. For those that are unable to create viable embryos, or cannot afford IVF…

Preparing for Your Adoption Home Study

Preparing for Your Adoption Home Study

Starting on your adoption home study may seem overwhelming! It’s common to think that your home and your lives must be “picture perfect” in order to “pass” a home study. The purpose of the home study is to document your background and home life. Rather than seeking to “inspect” you and your home, your adoption…

What to Expect in Your First Phone Call with an Expectant Birth Parent

What to Expect in Your First Phone Call with an Expectant Birth Parent

Article from Creatingafamily.org and interview of Children’s Connections by Dawn Davenport It’s important for you to be prepared for your first telephone call with an expectant birth parent since this sometimes influences their decision to match with you. As we have probably all heard, first impressions are lasting impressions. While it is an important time, it’s also…

Adoptive Parent Photobook or Profile: What to Include

Adoptive Parent Photobook or Profile: What to Include

Article from Creatingafamily.org and interview of Children’s Connections by Dawn Davenport Since expectant parents generally choose their adoptive parent(s) based on information and pictures provided in a photobook (also called a Parent Profile), it seems prudent to provide some feedback on what you should include and even things to exclude from your photobook/profile. Photobooks or adoptive parent profiles…

What do Expectant Moms Look for in Adoptive Parents

What do Expectant Moms Look for in Adoptive Parents

Article from Creatingafamily.org by Dawn Davenport A spoken or unspoken fear of many prospective adoptive parents is that they are not the type of family that will be chosen by expectant mothers—or that they will have to wait a long time to be chosen. What do expectant moms look for in adoptive parents? We decided…

Sleep Time Tips

Putting Baby to Sleep

One of the biggest challenges with babies and toddlers occurs each night – babies not wanting to sleep! The following are tips to help you create a smooth transition from playtime to sleep time. Young Babies Sleep Time Tips A – Sleep Alone – Put babies to sleep alone with no other adult or child sharing the sleep surface…

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