September 17, 2013
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In honor of Healthy Marriage Month, the September edition of Adoption Triad focuses on healthy marriages and partnerships in adoption. It is critical for adoptive parents who are married or parenting with a partner to nurture and support their marriages and partnerships in order to maintain the healthy relationships that are necessary for the well-being of children in families. Whether single or partnered, adoptive parents should build relationship skills to help them develop and nurture supportive relationships; foster good communication and learn healthy ways to handle conflict; and build long-term, positive connections for their families and children. Find resources below to help foster healthy relationships and partnerships in adoption.
- Review the following resources that offer information on health marriages and partnerships, including tips and related organizations to help strengthen relationships:
- Learn about the Our Home Our Family curriculum, developed by the Coalition for Children, Youth and Families in Wisconsin through an Adoption Opportunities grant funded by the Children's Bureau. The curriculum is intended to be used by foster care and adoption agencies as a postplacement support to help couples build long-term, positive relationships and stay emotionally connected with each other and with the children in their care.
- Celebrate the partnerships that create permanent connections for children and youth in foster care by visiting the National Adoption Month (NAM) website. The NAM website offers a variety of audience-specific resources to help professionals work together to find permanent families for the over 100,000 children and youth in care.
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Adoption Program Manager
Child Welfare Information Gateway
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