How to Use This Blog

A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
And, please link to The Wayfarer Adoption Blog by putting my button on
your blog so others can use this resource too. Please link to this blog when ever you can and whenever you re-post things (or images) you have found here. Thanks!
The solid tabs are links to my other blogs for books and family. Check them out if you are interested.
Welcome to the journey!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Help after you are home and for your school

Some parents research all sorts of things, others just let it happen. Everyone has their own personality in how to prepare and plan for life. No matter which you fall into, or somewhere in between, things can be difficult once you are home with your child. Some kids adapt quickly, others don't, some need help, some families need help. Some need a little help to get over a hurdle and some need a lot. There is NO shame in needing a little or a lot of help to adjust. The Adoption Exchange as a great resource for post-adoption help. There are all sorts of things here. Articles, Education, Respite Care, Support Groups, etc..... check it out with the link above.

Educators need help understanding the unique needs of adoptive families and kids who have been adopted. There are great resources for schools too!  This is a list of education opportunities for professionals and parents, as far as I can understand, these classes are put on in conjunction with Colorado Department of Human Services. This makes them very useful and legit for public school teachers who need state approved classes. The Adoption Exchange is really focused on helping families and educators to meet the needs of kids who have been adopted.
PDF booklet from Adoption Exchange on Family Diversity in Education
There are other resources for teachers and schools here too. Take a look and pass it on.

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