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Embracing Summer with Children Who Need Structure

In our last blog, we gave a few tips for finding balance in the summer. From teaching kids about scheduling (and scheduling naps so parents have a break!) to embracing the fun and messiness of summer, balance is key. But what if you have a child or children who need a...

Summertime Parenting Tips

School’s out for summer! This is the season of swimming pools and watermelon; ice cream trucks and camping trips. It’s supposed to be all fun and games, right? Well, maybe for younger kids, but summertime often means lots of stress for parents. Without school to map...

Celebrating Adoptive Fathers

We wrote before about how to support your spouse through the adoption process, but with Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to talk about celebrating (and supporting) the adoptive dads. Whether the adoptive dad is a spouse or friend, we have some great ideas for how...

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Mental Health and Adopted Children

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time that the US has observed since 1949. The idea behind this month-long observation is to increase awareness in general and to give people an avenue to speak up if they are struggling or need help. For this blog, we wanted to...

What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories Part 2

Last week we posted the first part of this series on a rather common sentiment among adoptive parents. This blog aims to help address some of the most common “I wish I knew” moments, but you should also reach out to us or your local adoption service if you have more...

What I Wish I Knew – Adoption Stories

How many times have you heard a friend say “I wish I had known that before I started” or “I wish I knew then what I know now?” It’s a common sentiment and one that affects everyone. It is also an especially common one surrounding issues of adoption, because many...

Summertime Activities for Families in Lenexa

The end of the school year is fast approaching and we all know what that means - summer! Summer can be a great time for children and families, especially when pool parties and picnics are involved. But it can also be a stressful time for parents. From juggling work...

Myths and Truths About Adoption

Whether you are a family embarking on the adoption process or a friend or family member of someone who wishes to adopt, you’ll encounter many myths that persist about the process. It’s important to confront these myths and discuss them. Doing so will help ease anxiety...

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