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The Traumatised Adoptee

Parents who have adopted children from a traumatic background will enjoy a special place in heaven.

Foster parents are the special selfless glue that give Children of Trauma a shot at being normal.

These kids may have been taken by social services because the biological parents couldn't or wouldn't properly care for their children. Often these kids come from abusive or neglectful homes.

Help a Foster Kid Go To College

Surfing on CNN, I came across this article on kids in the Foster System and University. A shocking 2% of kids from foster care in the USA go to University. Why? They often miss out on formative experiences that give them the tools that they need to cope. It makes total sense to me that this would be the case. Kids who live through multiple traumas and are re-damaged over and over again live in a "fight or flight" world. Their brains haven't developed properly and the organizational skills often lack.

Kinship Care Support

From the KinshipCareSupport.org Site:

Welcome to the Kinship Care Support site. This site is here to be a resource for you amazing families out there who have selflessly stepped up to help care for family members, whether young or old.

This site is a membership site that encourages conversation on the subject of caring for family members. These may be young (and being fostered) or older and need extra attention from family.

State of Delaware

Address 1: 
1825 Faulkland Rd
City: 
Wilmington
State/Province: 
Delaware
ZIP/Post Code: 
19805
Phone: 
302/633-2655

From the Delaware Adoption Page:

How Does A Person Become An Adoptive Parent?

Connecticut Department of Children and Families

Address 1: 
505 Hudson Street
City: 
Hartford
State/Province: 
Connecticut
ZIP/Post Code: 
6106
Phone: 
866-637-4737

From the Connecticut Department of Children and Families site:

Care For A Child

Adopt, Foster or Mentor a child who is near you.

Help a Child Shine!

A child that is near you may be the child that needs you most.

If you are a caring adult looking to adopt, care for or mentor a child, you don’t need to travel far and you don’t need a king’s fortune.

Is your heart open to adopting, caring for or mentoring a child?

Change a life - yours and a child’s - adopt, foster or mentor a child.

Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families

Address 1: 
101 Friendship Street
City: 
Providence
State/Province: 
Rhode Island
ZIP/Post Code: 
2903
Phone: 
(401) 528-3502

From the DCYF's site:

The goal of DCYF’s Special Needs Adoption Program is to provide permanent families for children who have become freed for adoption within the state’s substitute child care system.

New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services

Address 1: 
Foster Care and Adoption Programs
Address 2: 
129 Pleasant Street
City: 
Concord
State/Province: 
New Hampshire
ZIP/Post Code: 
3301
Phone: 
603-271-4711

From the New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services:

The Division for Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) investigates allegations of child abuse and neglect. When an assessment indicates a child's safety is at risk, DCYF petitions the court to remove the child from his or her family and place him or her in a safe, caring, temporary environment - a foster home.

The Vermont Department for Children and Families

Address 1: 
Central Office
Address 2: 
103 South Main St., Osgood 3
City: 
Waterbury
State/Province: 
Vermont
ZIP/Post Code: 
5671
Phone: 
1-800-746-7000

From the Vermont Department for Children and Families:

The majority of children in foster care return home to their parents; sometimes, however, children cannot safely go home and permanent families need to be found. We first look to relatives, family friends, and foster parents to provide permanancy for children who cannot go home. Sometimes, however, adoptive families need to be found.

Maryland Department of Human Resources

Address 1: 
311 West Saratoga Street
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
Maryland
ZIP/Post Code: 
21201
Phone: 
(800) 492-5515

From the Maryland site:

Why Adopt? Why Social Services?

Walking Around Copenhagen

My wife and I always knew that we wanted to have a kid or two. We also were pretty certain that we didn't want to increase the surface population. We knew that there were lots of kids both here in the United States and abroad who were without parents for one reason or another.