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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
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 Coalition provides support, information and advocacy for foster and adoptive parents and professionals in New York State.
The Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) is a non-profit parent support group comprised of volunteers. http://www.adoptiveparents.org
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/
This website can provide information regarding psychologists who specialize in foster care and adoption.
This site provides information regarding working with families who have children with attachment difficulties.
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.
This website provides information regarding foster care adoption resources and adoption facts.
This article provides information regarding loss and separation, development of identity, and other emotionally laden topics that may
This website provides information regarding the adoption of children both through the foster care system and privately. It also offers articles and resources related to adoption.
FSW provides a full range of services, from counseling for birth parents to domestic and international home studies for adoptive parents, support groups for parents going through the adoption process, plus a menu of post-placement services. Phone: (914) 937-2320
Free family support, advocacy, parent skills training, as well as a variety of support services. http://www.familytieswestchester.org/
This publication describes how to help your foster child transition to your adopted child.
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