What to Expect During the Home Study Portion of the Adoption Process

One of the most important parts of the adoption process is the home study, which is the assessment of the prospective adoptive parents' suitability to adopt a child. It's understandable to feel overwhelmed, but this article aims to provide you with a better understanding of what to expect during the home study portion of the adoption process. Before the Home Study Before the home study process begins, agencies usually provide a list of documents and requirements. Read More 

Putting Your Baby Up For Adoption? Considerations As You Choose An Agency

If you have made the decision to place your unborn baby up for adoption, the next step in the process is to choose the adoption agency that you want to work with. Choosing the right adoption agency can be a difficult process because it's hard to know what you should be looking for. There are a few important considerations that can help you get the right adoption agency for your situation. Read More 

Helping Struggling Tweens: Child Psychiatric Services

If your pre-teen ("tween") has been struggling to cope with COVID complications, grief, anxiety, depression, or mood swings, child psychiatric services can provide them with the mental health care they need. Here are some potential warning signs and strategies you can use to help your tween weather turbulent mental health storms. COVID Complications The last year has been less about what is and more about what it isn't. From isolation to a dissolving of routines, rituals, and milestones, your tween might be struggling with many conflicting emotions related to COVID complications. Read More 

Psychiatric Assistance That May Aid In Adjusting To A New School

If your teenaged son has had difficulty adjusting to his new school, you may be concerned that his grades will begin slipping or that he will fail to form bonds with his peers. A careless attitude, snide comments, and a failure to divulge how he is feeling or what he is experiencing each day may cause great concern. When a communication problem begins to disrupt your normal routine, it is time to seek guidance from a professional. Read More