I am asked all the time about becoming a foster parent. Recently, a prospective foster father said, “fostering must be so very difficult - that’s why agencies are always recruiting. People must drop out when it gets hard.” He couldn’t be more wrong.
Our new Compass after-school program is off to a great start!
Transracial families, or families that have children of another race or ethnicity, can have a difficult road despite the best efforts of those around them. This Adoptive Family article by Gabriela Johnson is an excellent example of issues that may come up, as well as great example of how to creatively handle them.
While I feel a little bit like Dora the Explorer as I write this, I do feel like dancing. On Saturday, August 25th, 200 volunteers showed up to work hard in the sun for Family Service Center. And a playground was built.
A new public playground to be constructed Aug. 25 at South Grand Avenue and Seventh Street will give inner-city families a safe and healthy place to make memories, an organizer of the effort said Wednesday.
Read the original story here: http://www.sj-r.com/x417565677/Construction-of-playground-aims-to-fill-need
Adoption can be a difficult journey, but one with amazing rewards. Whether you are adopting yourself and need some help answering questions from your family, or you are a family member or friend of someone adopting, this article from Adoptive Families magazine will help. Read it through and then let us know what you think on our facebook page - we would love to hear from you!
One of our therapists, Leaha Jones, has shared some insights about children of alcoholics. Read more about it!
Here at Family Service Center, we are collaborating with local adoption support agencies, including In His Hands Orphan Outreach. They have a wonderful conference coming up in April that everyone should check out!