Literature We have found helpful
Free Internet Resources
Three Little Words A Memoir
by Ashley Rhodes- Courter
This is a must read for parents adopting from foster care. The author retells her experiences leading up to foster care and the horrors she experienced in the system. She paints an amazing picture of the thoughts and emotions of children awaiting their forever home.
Attaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
Deborah D. Gray
Adopting Through Foster Care: Lessons & Reflections From our Journey Through the Maze
Local Resources in Tampa, FL
Sylvia Thomas Center
SYLVIA THOMAS CENTER!
STC is a local non-profit that provides counseling and support to adoptive children and their families. Children are adopted and then placed back into the foster care system every year. STC works to minimize these numbers by helping the families utilize their strengths to create their "forever family". These children are the most vulnerable, and STC provides the services to help these children heal.
New Life Village
New Life Village is a unique inter-generational community conceived to encourage more people to adopt children who have been languishing in the foster care system.
New Life Village offers a place to live and a community that the children can, at last, call “Home”.
Adoption Support Resources
Dave Thomas Foundation: https://www.davethomasfoundation.org/free-adoption-resources/
Together We Rise: http://togetherwerise.org/getinvolved/
Restoration Counseling Center: http://www.restorationcounselingcenter.me/melissa-richards.html
Adoption at the Movies: http://www.adoptionlcsw.com
Adoptee blogs and Pod Casts
Adoption Journey Help
Kelli has specialized in providing adoption services for the past 15 years. She has worked with all members of the adoption triad and has experience in domestic, international, and foster care adoption. Her years of experience combined with her personal journey as an adoptive parent allow her to offer unique coaching support to assist you throughout your adoption journey.