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Talking with Your Kids about Adoption
--Adoptive Families magazine 'Classic, Clip and Save Articles'
--W.I.S.E. Up Powerbook
Adoption and Schools
--'Adoption and the Schools: Resources for Parents and Teachers' from fair
--'s.a.f.e. at school manual' from c.a.s.e
--adoptive families magazine 'classic, clip and save articles'
--EMK Press: School Resources: Special Resources for Teachers
The Adoption Clubhouse
The National Adoption Center in Philadelphia has launched a website for adopted children aged 8-12. It features a speak out section with kids writing about their experiences; a staffed message board where kids can talk to each other; suggestions on how to handle tough school assignments, like the "family tree;" a library with book and movie reviews; and more.
Adoption Learning Partners
E-learning courses are available from the Adoption Learning Partners website: http://www.adoptionlearningpartners.org/ Users are guided through a series of lessons and interactive activities, exploring topics that include:
* Gains and losses experienced by all members of the adoption circle
* Signs of grief in children at various developmental stages
* Situations that may trigger grief responses
* Strategies and resources for support
* Adoption stories that reflect the first hand experiences of adoptive families
AKASF: the Association of Korean Adoptees, San Francisco
AKASF provides "a space for adoptees of Korean heritage to meet and involve themselves in their communities." AKASF has consistently sent volunteer mentors to FCC workshops/playshops since it started in 1997. The current AKASF co-presidents are Jordan Kang and Sue Spaulding.
A web site for educating parents about attachment disorders, how to promote attachment with your child, symptoms of attachment problems, therapies that have worked, therapies that do not work.
california association of adoption agencies
c.a.s.e (center for adoption support and education, inc.)
search through a list of adoption agencies, or find an agency on their california map.
c.a.s.e. is a private, non-profit adoptive family support center. its programs focus on helping children from a variety of foster care and adoptive backgrounds to receive understanding and support which will enable them to grow into successful, productive adults.
China Center for Adoption Affairs
The official website of the CCAA, the centralized agency in Beijing responsible for all aspects of adoption from China.
chinese culture center of san francisco
offering classes in Calligraphy & Brush Painting, Mandarin language, Chinese Chess, Paper Cutting, and more, as well as ongoing art exhibits and periodic cultural events throughout the year.
Chinese Historical Society of America
FAIR (Families Adopting in Response)
FAIR has events, programs, and ongoing support groups throughout the year in the Greater Bay Area for adoptive families of all kinds.
FCC New England Bookstore
FCC New York Bookstore
International Adoption Clinic at Children's Hospital Oakland
The International Adoption Clinic at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland offers preadoption evaluation of information, postadoption evaluations (which include neurodevelopmental screening), and full neurodevelopmental evaluations. Dr. Nancy Curtis is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Subsections on International Child Health and also Adoption and Foster Care.
Mei Magazine: This quarterly, glossy publication is "a wholesome and age-appropriate magazine with a special emphasis on issues specific to Chinese adoptees ages 7-14".
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Offering classes for adults and children in Chinese Folk Dance, Martial Arts (Kung Fu and Qi Gong), Music (Zither), Drawing, and more.
Redwood Empire Chinese Association
Sacramento Chinese Culture Center
San Francisco Chinatown
The 4 Questions of Passover in Pinyin and Chinese Characters