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WACAP Placed Families Update – June 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010 @ 11:07 PM Karen Hood

Dear Placed Families,
Summer is here! If your vacation plans are bringing you to the Pacific Northwest, we hope you’ll stop by our office and pay us a visit!

Have you ever been to the Success Stories page of the WACAP Web site? This page showcases adoptive families’ success stories in their own words to demonstrate the power of adoption to prospective parents. We know you’ve got great adoption stories to tell, and we hope you’ll share them with others! If you’re interested in appearing on the Success Stories page, submit your story here. Also, don’t forget to join our WACAP families Facebook group!

As a reminder, if you’ll be in the Seattle area on Saturday, August 14, we hope you’ll join us for our annual Kids Day event! This celebration full of fun and family at Woodland Park hosts about 500 guests and is sponsored by Wizards of the Coast. Keep an eye on our Web site for a registration form, coming soon.

Tips From the WACAP Social Services Department
Are you wondering if you’ll ever get a good night’s sleep again? Sleep issues are often adoptive parents’ number-one concern, especially in the first few months after their child comes home. Here are some tips that may help you get some shut eye.

Classes and Seminars
Heart of the Matter Seminars is offering a new online adoption webinar entitled “A Different Kind of Discipline.” The course focuses on why traditional discipline techniques don’t work on internationally adopted children and helps parents identify techniques that will be more effective. The course is offered on July 7 at 7 p.m. CDT, and the cost is $15.

The BG Center Online School is a collection of post-adoption learning materials compiled and offered by professionals who work with internationally adopted children on a daily basis as psychologists, researchers, therapists and speech/language pathologists. This fantastic resource features online courses and a rich library of adoption-related articles, among other things. We encourage you to check it out!

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