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Adoption Myths & Realities

posted on May 9, 2012

In the fall of 2006, my husband and I attended Tapestry’s Adoption Myths & Realities. We didn’t know much about adoption which led us to attend the event. Attending this event gave us a lot of information and put us in…… Read More

What Every Adoptive Parent Should Know

posted on November 18, 2011

In order to truly understand ‘children from hard places’ — what they have experienced, the impact of those experiences and how we as parents can help them heal and grow — it’s important that we understand some of the basics. …… Read More

Loving with Open Arms and “Both Hands”

posted on November 9, 2011

Six years ago when Amy and I first met we talked a lot about our pasts and what we wanted for our future.  One of the many things that we shared in common was our desire to have a family. …… Read More

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2011 Tapestry Conference – Recap & Resources

posted on November 2, 2011

The 2011 Tapestry Adoption & Foster Care Conference was a huge success, thanks in large part to the Tapestry conference team and dozens of other volunteers who helped make it possible.  We were privileged to serve over 800 adults and…… Read More

Ten Questions for Parents Preparing to Adopt or Foster

posted on October 17, 2011

We believe it is critically important that parents who are preparing to adopt or foster a child must be honest and realistic about the journey and the challenges that lie ahead. Just as Jesus in Luke 14 challenged those who…… Read More

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Insights & Gifts Video Series

posted on April 30, 2011

Insight & Gifts is a 16 video series (developed in partnership between Empowered To Connect and TCU Institute of Child Development) containing seven insights and seven gifts that are highly relevant for those who are adopting or fostering children from hard…… Read More

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Foster Care & Foster Adoption Training at IBC

posted on April 25, 2011

 At least twice each year Tapestry hosts an information meeting for people to learn more about what it means to become a foster parent or how to adopt a child in foster care. These information meetings are followed by the…… Read More

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Adoption Tax Credit

posted on April 24, 2011

A federal adoption tax credit is currently available for certain families and relating to qualified adoption expenses.  The federal adoption tax credit for 2011 is up to $13,360, and is a refundable credit for that tax year.  Here are two helpful articles explain…… Read More

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Things to Consider When Telling Your Child’s Story

posted on April 24, 2011

By Amy Monroe When telling and re-telling your adoption story it is important to remember that it is your child’s story! You are the guardian of this precious treasure, and while parts of his story should not be considered a…… Read More

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What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Started

posted on April 24, 2011

Some of Tapestry’s foster and adoptive parents speak out about the things the wish they would have known before starting the foster care or foster/adopt journey. I wish I had known of the need to be clearer about our desire…… Read More