FRUA knows there are times when members struggle to deal with behaviors, conditions or situations they don't understand. This is where access to expert resources can make all the difference. FRUA is currently revamping its resource section to better serve your needs.
The FRUA Advisory Board under the "Our Work" tab of this website will get you started. A few materials that may help you deal with how to handle the recent international adoption are below.
There are times when events going on outside your family affect how your children feel about themselves and whether they see their world as a safe place.
Last year's situation in which an American parent sent her young adopted son backto Russia had a negative impact on some adopted children.
Adopted children, from the very young to the older teenager, can have unexpressed emotions when they hear about events like this.
Use this discussion guide to talk with your children:
It can help if parents and their children's schools and teachers work together to create a reassuring envirnment. FRUA prepared the following guide for schools to help them spot behaviors that may indicate our children are processing their feelings about what occurred.
Note: The resources listed on this website are informative only and set forth here for the use of adoptive parents. Inclusion on FRUA resource lists does not constitute an endorsement by FRUA. What works for one family may not work for another. You, as the consumer, are responsible for investigating these resources and assessing whether they might be of help to you.