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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.
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Welcome to the journey!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Videos series for adoptive parents- Karyn Purvis

Here is a link to a video series on Vimeo you can watch on line. There are 41 videos on promoting attachment with your adopted child and being a healthy adoptive family, thrive. Karyn Purvis (The Connected Child) is the main speaker here. This is a resource of Tapestry Adoption and Foster Care Ministry of Irving Bible Church in Irving Texas. There is another branch of this ministry at Watermark Church in Dallas.
Have fun listening.

You can also find these videos at TCU Institute of Child Development site. This is Texas Christian University where Dr. Karyn Purvis (above) works. There are more resources on their site too. Here is a little about the Institute:

Mission Statement Our Mission is research, training, and outreach dedicated to the needs of families with at-risk children.
Brief History
The TCU Institute of Child Development (ICD) is a newly formed Institute (2005) created as a Vision-In-Action initiative supported by Chancellor Boschini at Texas Christian University. We are a part of the Center for Applied Psychology, within the College of Science and Engineering. The ICD is an outgrowth of the Hope Connection, developed by Dr. David Cross and Dr. Karyn Purvis in 1999.

Other than this video series you can find on here; Healing for Families DVD series and
Various webinars and conferences for families and professionals. Be sure to check it out!

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