What’s New in Adoption

July 12, 2018

On Wednesday, NBC’s The Today Show aired a segment about how social media has redefined the domestic private adoption journey. The use of social media has grained significant popularity over the past few years, especially with the growing use of social media as a marketing tool. It was only a matter of time that social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, would be used to help market prospective adoptive parents towards prospective birth parents.

 

Due to the growing level of needs of our pre-adoptive families, Family Services of Westchester’s Adoption & Children’s Services now offers a social media and marketing package to our waiting domestic infant adoption families. CLICK HERE  to read more and find out how A&CS can help you use social media in your adoption pursuit.


June 2018

From 1968 until 2001, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood provided young viewers a televised visit between them and Mister Rogers. He created a calm and safe place for children to learn about themselves, about others, and about the world around them https://www.fredrogers.org/. One episode’s theme was dedicated to adoption, and included Fred Rogers reading a story entitled “No One is Exactly Like Me.” During this episode, he opened up about how his own life was touched by adoption with the adoption of his little sister, forever changing his role in his immediate family from only child to “Big Brother.” Click Here to watch the video clip.

There are many contemporary children’s books about adoption which make the point that adoptive families are normal families, but it is rarer to find books from previous eras with that theme. One that we here at Family Services of Westchester/Adoption & Children’s Services are particularly drawn to is Fred Rogers’ book, “Let’s Talk About It: Adoption.” The book discusses the good and sometimes not-so-good feelings that everyone has about being in a family, as well as about the joy of belonging and the love that unites families whether formed by adoption or in other ways. Although the clothing and hairstyles in the photographs make it obvious that this book dates from an earlier era, the calm, reassuring tone and the wisdom expressed are universal and timeless.