Hope Cottage is the oldest non-profit, non-sectarian adoption agency in Dallas. Since 1918 more than 12,000 children have found loving, permanent homes and more than 30,000 women, children and their families have been strengthened through education, counseling and adoption services.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
School starts next week - at least in the DFW area.
Pencils - check
Backpack - check
Lunch - check
Binders/folders/box of Kleenex - check
Information about adoption - WHAT?
Don't assume that your child's teacher knows anything about adoption, much less about your adoption.
Your child's teacher might get a little confused if he/she hears your child talking about his/her "other mother/birthmother/tummy mummy/firstmother" or "birthfather".
Older children might be a little stumped when asked to provide geneology information for a project.
You don't want your child singled out just because there is an adoption in your family, but you do want to be proactive for your child. Adoptive Families magazine offers several resources that can help. AND you can always call Hope Cottage for suggestions!
Hope Cottage is the oldest nonprofit, non sectarian adoption agency in Dallas. Since 1918 Hope Cottage has been building and nurturing strong families through counseling, education and adoption services.
If you have questions about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 214.526.8721.
If you are a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy and would like to talk to someone about adoption, please call Hope Cottage at 1.800.944.4464 or 214.404.4546.