How To Successfully Advocate For Your Children

Your job as a parent is to make sure your children receive the best possible services. Whether this is within your school system, your pediatricians office, or your family therapist’s office. You do this because you care. But what do you do when you feel like you can’t adequately communicate the needs of your child?

You’ve probably experienced something like this when speaking to a professional:

“It doesn’t look like there’s anything wrong with him?”

“I understand you believe she has a special need, but she is a great student, well-liked, and makes good grades. We are not sure she needs any services.”

Will My Husband Ever Be On The Same Page As Me With Adoption?

It’s not always the case, but often, men can be the toughest nut to crack when it comes to the adoption journey. I know from personal experience. There are a few reasons why this happens, and some key steps you can take to eventually arrive at the same place with him on this journey.

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Back in the day, before we got married, I said no to just about everything. In fact, if shaking my head was an Olympic sport, I would have taken the gold. I was such a difficult person to get along with in those days. One of the biggest topics Kristin and I disagreed over was parenting. Sitting in my metallic blue Pontiac Firebird one cold November night, in the fall of 1998, we had a discussion fight over parenting. Kristin wanted to adopt. I did not. At all. Period. Case closed. End of discussion. Or, so I thought.

Kristin is excited to join the Beckoned Ladies Retreat this coming September, 2018 as their Keynote Speaker. To learn more about Beckoned, click here.

Date: September 28, 2018—September 30, 2018
Event: Beckoned Retreat
Location: Beaver Creek, Colorado
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

We will be speaking at the La Junta, Colorado Foster and Adoptive Support Group on January 8th-9th, 2019.

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Date: January 8, 2019—January 9, 2019
Event: Colorado Foster Training And Support Group
Location: La Junta, Colorado
Public: Private

Kristin will be speaking at the Home For Every Child Conference in British Columbia on February 22nd, 2019. For details click here.

 

 

Date: February 22, 2019
Event: Home For Every Child Marriage & Parenting Tools Seminar
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Learn more about booking us to speak in 2018. We have several dates available. Click "Learn More" in our Event Date box on the right of this page.

Kristin will be speaking at the Woven By Love foster and adoptive mom’s retreat on January 20, 2018. To learn more about Woven By Love, click here.

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Date: January 20, 2018
Event: Woven By Love Retreat
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.