September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is suicide prevention month. We wanted to share this article from Adoptive Families Magazine.  If you — or someone you know — need help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you are outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of international resources.

Back to School Resource for Adoptive Families

Adoptive Families magazine has put together some great resources for adoptive families heading back to school.  Click here to read “The Great Back-to-School Kit. Raise adoption awareness in your child’s classroom with these simple methods.”

Resource for Foster Families

Resources for Parents Adopting from Foster Care: 

Courtesy of Adoptive Families Magazine

  115,000 children in the U.S. foster-care system are waiting for permanent, loving families. Here, we present heartwarming stories of parents who chose to adopt from foster care, helpful resources for prospective foster or fost/adopters, books for parents and kids, and links to national organizations working to find homes for U.S. waiting children.  Read more….

A Year in the Classroom with Internationally Adopted Children Jane Katch

Found this at the West Tisbury library, it is a great read.  Would highly recommend it to any adoptive parent.

 Far Away from the Tigers 

Over the past three decades, more than a quarter of a million children have become citizens of the United States through international adoption. Kindergarten teacher Jane Katch recently found herself with three such children in her class: Katya, born in Russia, Jasper, from Cambodia, and Caleb, from Romania. Each child had spent early years in an orphanage, and each had unique educational and emotional needs. How Katch came to recognize and respond to those needs makes up the journey of discovery in this moving and insightful book. Read more…. Jane Katch 176 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2011 Cloth $22.50 ISBN: 9780226425788 Published March 2011 E-book $7.00 to $18.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226425801 Published March 2011