Identifying an Adoptable Child

Tips on Finding an Adoptable Child - Wishing Well Adoption and Family Services, Virginia Beach

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services In order to adopt a child in Virginia, the child must be legally available for adoption. This means the biological parents have either had their parental … [Read more...]

Handling Tantrums and Violent Outbursts

Handling tantrums, outbursts - Wishing Well Families in Virginia Beach

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services First let me say that if this is a simple "whaa" because a child did not get his way, ignore it. Step right on by and go in another room. Most of the time a … [Read more...]

The Home Study

The Home Study

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services Now that you have chosen the right agency to fit your needs, you can relax in that your agency will keep track of what will be done and when. You should … [Read more...]

Children’s 3 Basic Needs

Children’s 3 Basic Needs

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services Children need to be safe. Children need to feel safe. This is the #1 non-negotiable aspect of parenting. If your children are not safe, get them somewhere … [Read more...]

Why is the 10-minute warning so important?

Why is the 10-minute warning so important?

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services Imagine this: You are at the best concert of your life. The music is perfect. They are playing your favorite songs. Your best friends bought you the tickets … [Read more...]

Does your child have steady positive input?

Positive Input Tips from Wishing Well Families, Virginia Beach

by Linda Michie, Executive Director and Founder at Wishing Well Adoption & Family Services So many parents tell me that they spend their days telling their children “don’t do this”, “stop that”, “cut it out or you’re going to your room”. This is a … [Read more...]