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Adoption, Fostering, and Homeschooling

Homeschooling a child you adopted as an infant is no different than homeschooling your own children. The concern comes with the adoption of an older child, and their adjustment problems. Fostering brings its own set of problems, and social workers are involved.

Advice

Homeschooling the Older, Adopted Child
By Joanne Greco-Akerman. While homeschooling is a wonderful option for all children, it may be the one thing that promotes lasting bonding, attachment and security when one adopts an older child.

Adoption: Things Your Adopted Child Will Want To Know About Adoption

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Don’t Leave Your Child In The Dark
by Samantha Evans
Kindle edition. Free with Kindle Unlimited.Do You Want To Know The Burning Questions That Your Child Will WANT To Know About His Or Her Adoption, and HOW To Answer Them?If so, then you are in the right place because you will find out:
– How To Tell Your Child About Adoption
– Specific Questions Your Child Will Want To Know
– Why It’s Important To Tell Your Child The Truth
– How To Be Prepared To Answer Any Question
– What Responses To Expect From Different Age Ranges (ages 1-5, 6-9, 9-11)
– How To Work Most-Effectively With Your Childs’ Feelings

Adoption Social Networks

Homeschooling Adopted Children
This group was started by Sharla Kostelyk (http://thechaosandtheclutter.com/) and is meant to be a safe place to ask questions, share and seek advice, and celebrate victories together.

Homeschooling Adoption Families 
Facebook group for homeschooling families who have adopted. This support group is to help families stay encouraged, focused, and inspired.

Adoption from Other Countries

Homeschooling newly adopted kids
If your kids have already had some school in Ethiopia, they will be familiar with learning things by repetition, and may not be at all familiar with things like story problems, or even know enough English to work them for a while.

Homeschooling Your Children Adopted from China
This is a Facebook group where we can share curriculum, language acquisition software, or other conventions, meet-ups, activities in your area.

Homeschooling Your Adopted Ukrainian Child
This group is for families who are homeschooling their adopted Ukrainian children.

Foster Children and Homeschooling

Being A Foster Parent Doesn’t Give You The Right To Brainwash Children With Your Christian Ideologies
THSC advises that the Tutts were informed that their children were not “properly educated” and were being “brainwashed” by their homeschooling parents.” Well, if you are being forced to learn a Christian curriculum, you are being brainwashed. But I guess separation of church and state doesn’t apply to Christian homeschoolers who are willing to foster children with developmental disabilities. Is that the argument?

Homeschooling and Foster Care
We have been homeschooling for 10+ years and have been providing foster care for 3+ years. I have been meditating on the things we’ve learned over the last few years. When I hit 3+ pages of notes, I decided that this was more than one post. So, here’s the first in a serious on the pros and cons of providing foster care in conjunction with homeschooling. Part 2.

Homeschool moms who Foster
This is a group of moms who homeschool their kids and also foster. It’s a place where we can share our joys and struggles of everyday life.

 

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