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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...

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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...

How to Support Friends During the Adoption Process – Continued

Earlier this year we published a blog series on how to support your spouse through the adoption process. If interested, or if you have a stressed spouse, you can check out our helpful suggestions. We also recently posted a blog with some great suggestions for how you...

How to Support Friends During the Adoption Process

Earlier this year we published a blog series on how to support your spouse through the adoption process. If interested, or you have a stressed spouse, you can check out our helpful suggestions. Often, it is easier to know and respond to our spouse’s needs, but...

Easter Crafts for Families   

Spring is here and that means Easter is coming up soon. This year it falls on April 16, which means parents have plenty of time to get together some great crafts for their kids. Of course, many of your children will be doing crafts in school, but they are another...

It’s Time to Talk Summer Camps

We know, it’s just now spring break. And the snow is still falling over much of the central and eastern parts of the country. Even with all of that, summer will be here in no time and it’s time to think about summer camps for your children. Often, specialty camps fill...

Spring Break Family Activities – Missouri

Spring break! Spring break! Can you hear the cheer of the students as they run out of school on a Friday afternoon, ready for the first big vacation of the year? With unusually warm bouts of weather this year, spring break might even prove to be a bit warm with...

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