BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 1.31.17): Aaron and Dakota Birth Parents – The Adoption Decision – An insightful look into the story of the birth parents

Air Date:  1.31.17  Aaron and Dakota - Birth Parents - The Adoption Decision Aaron and Dakota a young couple are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. This blog is an insightful look into the decision making process Aaron and Dakota faced when thinking about putting their baby up for adoption. You can click on the audio file above or read the transcript below: EPISODE: [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date 1.31.17): Aaron and Dakota Birth Parents – The Adoption Decision – An insightful look into the story of the birth parents2019-04-16T16:59:28-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 3.12.19): Overcoming a Failed Adoption

Are you thinking about adopting?  Have you checked out your local adoption centers? Maybe you have been working with an adoption agency, but have decided to look into adoption in Michigan. We can help. Following is a transcript from our adoption focus podcast that aired 3.12.19. Although it is entitled  "Overcoming a Failed Adoption" it also points out the importance of finding a reputable agency. [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Air Date: 3.12.19): Overcoming a Failed Adoption2019-03-25T14:51:30-04:00

How Do I Handle Lying?

Knowing how best to handle lying is often a significant challenge for adoptive and foster parents. In the fourth video of this series originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org, watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe offer insights to help parents effectively respond to lying while remaining connected with their child.

How Do I Handle Lying?2019-03-08T12:16:54-04:00

BLOGTALK RADIO (Airdate: 9.12.17 – Knowing the Birth Mother

Airdate: 9.12.17  Knowing the Birth Mother You can read the transcript below, or you can listen to the podcast by clicking here. Recorded Female: Blog Talk Radio. Jennifer: Hi, and welcome to Adoption Focus. My name is Jennifer Jaworski and I'm a social worker with Adoption Associates of Michigan. This is Adoption Associates' premier talk radio blog show. Adoption Associates was founded in 1990 and [...]

BLOGTALK RADIO (Airdate: 9.12.17 – Knowing the Birth Mother2019-03-04T12:36:11-04:00

Why Won’t My Child Act His Age?

In response to meltdowns, emotional outbursts, extreme neediness, and many other behavioral challenges, adoptive and foster parents are often left asking: “Why won’t my child act his or her age?” In the third video of this series originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org, watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe address this important question, offering insight about the needs of adoptive and foster children and how [...]

Why Won’t My Child Act His Age?2019-02-25T17:10:27-04:00

Family Meetings: A Beginner’s Guide

Family meetings are an important tool for families to incorporate into their weekly routine. Used effectively, family meetings provide a platform for safe communication, while ensuring every member has a vocal role in family decisions. In this Adoption Learning Partners Webcast, Tina Feigal will discuss how family meetings can benefit adoptive families by fostering healthy communication about important family issues, helping children develop a sense [...]

Family Meetings: A Beginner’s Guide2019-02-06T10:13:08-04:00

Waiting Families News – Helping Your Child, Helping Your Birth Mother

Waiting Families News Helping Your Child, Helping Your Birth Mother The waiting time is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about adoption and some of the issues that may need your attention as your child grows. We hope you use this as a learning tool to enhance your adoption journey preparation. Don't forget, after you have read and reviewed this material, log onto www.myadoptionportal.com to [...]

Waiting Families News – Helping Your Child, Helping Your Birth Mother2019-02-04T10:25:07-04:00

Will Trust-Based Parenting Work for My Child?

Parents often ask whether trust-based parenting — the type of parenting that Dr. Karyn Purvis teaches — will work for their child. In the second video of this series originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org, watch as Dr. Purvis answers this question, and explains why each of our children — regardless of their age or stage of development — need the same things from their parents. [...]

Will Trust-Based Parenting Work for My Child?2019-01-25T13:26:07-04:00

Children Who Need Love the Most

By Becky Mansfield Originally posted November 29, 2017 on KidsActivitiesBlog.com “The children who need love the most will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.”  I couldn’t agree more. Do you ever feel like your kids crave your attention, but show it in the worst ways? Do you ever hear your child talking back or acting up and wonder, “What is going on? [...]

Children Who Need Love the Most2019-01-18T16:55:10-04:00

10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask

We're sharing a video collection by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael Monroe that offers helpful insights and practical advice in response to many of the questions that are commonly asked by adoptive and foster parents. This series was originally posted on EmpoweredToConnect.org. Parents often find that children from hard places are prone to use manipulative and controlling behaviors. Watch as Dr. Karyn Purvis and Michael [...]

10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask2019-01-11T14:22:32-04:00