Many in the Connected Families community have children through adoption, foster care, or kinship care.* Because we’re Christ-centered, research-based, attachment-focused, and trauma-informed, these parents come to us seeking encouragement in their unique parenting journey. We also have quite a few of our team members who have grown their families through adoption!
Over the years, we have developed quite a few blog posts and podcasts to meet the needs of these families (and those who love them). Even though adoption can add layers of complexity, many of the challenges adoptive families face are ones we can all relate to as parents. These blog posts and podcasts will benefit all parents who are seeking to better connect with their children and lead their families with grace.
*In the United States, November is Adoption Awareness Month.
Blog posts you may find helpful:
- Does Giving Time-Outs Actually Help Your Child?
- What I Misunderstood About Adoption- And, Well, All Parenting
- Adapting Christmas…For Children Who Joined Your Family Through Adoption
- How Do I Support My Friend Who Is Adopting?
- I Was Meeting HIS Disrespect With MY Disrespect
- Anna’s Story: When Traditional Parenting Just Doesn’t Cut It
Podcasts you may find helpful:
- Parenting Kids From Hard Places with Unique Needs Episode 45: with Lisa Qualls
- What Causes Anger Issues in a Child? Episode 46: with Lisa Qualls
- An Honest Conversation About Adoption Episode 81
- Joe and Becky’s Adoption Story: Creating a Culture of Safety in Your Home Episode 82
- Can You Parent Well When You’re Anxious? Episode 98
- Navigating Compassion Fatigue Episode 105: with Dave and Colleen Little
If you have built your family through adoption, know that our team is here to support you and walk this road with you. We are so honored to be part of your parenting journey.
If you are a friend or family member of someone who has adopted, encourage them to check out our FREE resources! It might be just what they need to feel encouraged today.
Your gifts inspire parents to receive and pass on God’s grace and truth to their children, making a lasting impact from generation to generation.