April 5, 2008 in City

Tips on becoming a caregiver for adopted children

The Spokesman-Review


Deborah Kelly-Corn suggests that people considering adoption should:

“Put children first.

“Create a network of supportive family, friends, neighbors and people at church.

“Request children’s medical and family histories.

“Find an advocate, such as a caseworker.

“Prepare for a roller coaster of ups and downs.

“Realize love alone won’t solve all a child’s problems.

Foster care

“To learn more about Washington’s foster care program, call Spokane recruiters at (509) 389-7192 or (509) 363-4646. Online: dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/be_FosterIntro.asp

“In North Idaho: healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/site/3334/default.aspx

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