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Child Welfare Information Gateway offers links to college scholarships and tuition waivers available to current and former foster youth.
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
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 includes a variety of articles relating to adoption in the schools.
This website includes a list of popular scholarships offered to children in foster care. College Scholarships also provides a list of funds offered by specific states. Links to further information about each scholarship are highlighted within the text.
Adoption Basics for Educators: How Adoption Impacts Children & How Educators Can Help. As identified by this manual’s mission statement, “this booklet was developed to provide educators with basic information about adoption-related issues and the effect these issues might have on students, as...
The North American Council on Adoptable Children provides information about college tuition waivers and scholarship programs by state. Information regarding the Casey Family Programs and Orphan Foundation of America is included along with a link to further research scholarship programs.
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
The article “In the Children’s World at School” by Marilyn Schoettle emphasizes the need to transform community members into adoption educators to foster a sensitivity that begins through the schools. Teachers know what is most appropriate for their class and must become an educator on adoption n...
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