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Child Welfare Information Gateway offers links to college scholarships and tuition waivers available to current and former foster youth.
The mission of AdoptUsKids is to raise public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in the public child welfare system and to assist in recruiting and retaining foster and adoptive families and connect them with children.
This article outlines potential projects, activities and terms that teachers can use in their classes to emphasize the concept of diverse families as well as projects that may be sensitive for an adopted child. http://www.ericdigests.org/1999-3/adopted.htm
Claudia Jewett is an MSW with extensive experience as a social worker. She and her husband adopted 16 older kids. This book explains what is in store for those who decide to open their hearts to a waiting child.
This article focuses on how to explain adoption at different developmental stages and how to help educators understand foster care and adoption. http://ouradopt.com/content/adoption-and-schools
This is a booklet that serves as a guide for parents and educators regarding how to make assignments appropriate for all students including those who are adopted. Sample stories are provided with alternative assignments. http://www.adoptionpolicy.org/Adoption_Awareness_Schools.pdf
This website offers information regarding adoption, foster care adoption, adoption laws, plus financial and medical assistance programs.
This website includes a variety of articles relating to adoption in the schools.
This website provides information regarding adopting a child from the foster care system.
The Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) is a non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers. http://www.adoptiveparents.org
This article details seven transracial issues and misconceptions that adoptive parents should know about.
Provides advocacy for children from birth through age 26 in NYC, including children from the child welfare system who are struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination of any kind. http://www.advocatesforchildren.org/
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