WEBINAR: Overcoming Blame and Strengthening
Living with FASD (December 18, 2013)
Join Kari Fletcher during this 90-minute
webinar as she shares her own and other adoptive families' experiences
parenting children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She
explores how families can overcome the blame and reframe their thinking
about FASD-related behaviors and view them as opportunities to educate
others--meanwhile strengthening their own families from within.
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WEBINAR: PART I-The Unique Perspective of Adolescent Attachment (12/09/2013)
Dec 9th, 2013
Part I of this webinar explores the multiple layers of adolescent attachment, gender differences, conflicting developmental tasks, and the impacts of complex developmental trauma. Some of the issues covered during this presentation will include:
-The multiple layers of the adolescent developmental journey, including, physical, emotional, sexual,... [read more and register]
is spunky and has a great sense of humor even when she's not trying to be funny! She is slow to open up, but once comfortable she is very talkative and loves the attention. She is used to being around older siblings, so often times talks as if she is older than she is. She loves to shop, swim and hang out with friends. Angelica is willing to try new things and enjoys doing "girly" things like painting her nails and being in style. Angelica’s favorite thing about school is choir. She loves fried chicken, babies and parties. She enjoys being social and spending time afterschool or on the weekends hanging out with family and friends just joking around and listening to music.
Angelica needs a two-parent family that can provide a structured and
nurturing home where she can be a child. It would be best if she is
either the youngest or only child in the home. Angelica has strong
connections with her birth family and would need to continue to have
contact with them following adoption.
Cora thought she would wait forever but at 16 found Chris, her new adoptive dad. Hear their story that is part of a continuing series about the need for families for older youth.
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WHO ARE WE? Minnesota Adoption Resource Network Since 1980,
Minnesota Adoption Resource Network (MARN), a 501(c)(3), non-profit, has been the state's only
organization solely dedicated to finding families for Minnesota's
children. MARN is not a child-placing agency, giving us the ability to
fully advocate for children needing families.
IS MN ADOPT?
MN ADOPT is a program contracted by the Department of Human
Services through the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network.
MN ADOPT is dedicated to supporting and sustaining families who adopt
Minnesota Waiting Children by providing online resources and referrals
to therapeutic and crisis services, support groups, adoption information
and comprehensive training opportunities.
MN ADOPT welcomes inquiries about how to begin and prepare for
the adoption process, adoption assistance and expenses and how agencies
and counties facilitate adoption of Minnesota Waiting Children. Contact
us at 1.866.303.6276 or email at