Don’t miss this! Social Media Webinar: Guiding Your Adopted Child

Social Media and the Adopted Child | Thursday, March 22

Social media has revolutionized the way we connect with one another. This has meant that open adoption communication is more convenient than ever before.
Join Tina Feigal as she shares strategies and tips on how adoptive parents can:

1. Talk to their child about searching
2. Be aware of oversharing someone else’s story
3. Identify safety risks and how to avoid them
4. Institute limits on screen time and location

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Tina Feigal

Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed. is the Director of Family Engagement at Anu Family Services/Center for the Challenging Child in St. Paul, MN. As a former school psychologist, Tina’s passion is bringing peace to homes by helping caring adults to heal challenging child behavior with the specific, highly effective techniques of Present Moment Parenting. Learn more about Tina Feigal >


Untangling the Web

We need your help on an unprecedented study – and it will only take 15-20 minutes of your time. The Internet and social media are forever changing adoption – and our lives – yet we know little about their impact on the millions of us who are affected. So the Adoption Institute is launching a new study seeking relevant information from adopted persons, adoptive parents, birth/first parents and child welfare professionals. Please complete a survey – and spread the word to colleagues and friends, in emails to your contacts, on Facebook and Twitter, in newsletters and blogs, and any other way you can think of. In an effort to improve policy and practice, we are charting new territory – and we need your input to do so. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s important; just click here to get started. This research follows up on the Institute’s 2012 report Untangling the Web.

Social Media’s Effects on Child Adoption: E-Book

Adoption STAR has previously published individual chapters of its E-Book “Adoption and Social Media: The Effects of Social Media and the Internet on Child Adoption” on this blog, and you can now download the full E-Book as a PDF, by clicking here. Source: Michele Fried

This E-Book focuses on:

  • Using Social Media to perform an adoption search
  • Using Social Media in an open adoption relationship
  • Keeping your children safe online.
  • How to adjust privacy settings on different social media websites

“Over the last few years social media’s impact on the adoption journey has grown substantially and it is important to be educated and prepared on the best ways to handle certain situations as a birth parent, adoptive parent or adoptee. No matter the circumstance, what’s important is that you maintain open and honest communications with your loved ones as well as an adoption counselor when beginning an adoption search online. This E-Book is a great beginning for your social media and adoption education.” –Michele Fried

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