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April 10, 2004
Tragedy can be avoided To the editor: Like everyone, I was appalled by the tragic death of Baby Christian. I suspect this was a decision made in an instant, by someone who simply thought there was nowhere else to turn. My daughter and son-in-law are adoptive parents. Their adopted daughter is the light of their lives (and mine). Every day I thank God that my granddaughter's (birth) parents were willing to make this sacrifice and place her for adoption. That decision changed my family forever and gave us a great gift - a precious, loving, happy child.
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by LISA PREJEAN | August 26, 2005
"Mommy, what does it mean to be adopted?" My 6-year-old had overheard a conversation and was curious. "It's when a little boy or a little girl who doesn't have a mommy and a daddy is taken care of by someone who wants to be that child's mommy or daddy," I told her, remembering that my son asked a similar question when he was about her age. Children typically begin to ask questions about adoption when they start attending school, says...
NEWS
April 16, 2002
Parenting classes Beginning Tuesday, April 16, 6 to 8 p.m., Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, corner of West Washington and South Prospect streets. A wide variety of topics will be covered. Classes are free to the public and a playroom is available for children. Call the Parent-Child Center, 301-791-2224. Anyone interested in parenting classes specifically for teen parents are asked to call the same number. Amyloidosis Support Group Wednesday, April 17, 12:30 p.m., Antrim House Restaurant, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagers-town.
NEWS
June 2, 2006
Workshop for parents and professionals The Parents Place of Maryland will offer a free workshop to parents and professionals. Medical Assistance in Maryland will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Washington County Free Library, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. For information, call Debbie Green, parent educator, at 301-582-3114. Adoption support FREDERICK, Md. - Parents and Children Together: Adoption Support Group will meet Saturdays, June 3 and 17. The free group is for adoptive parents and their children and is co-sponsored by Families Plus!
NEWS
September 13, 2011
The Washington County Department of Social Services and the Washington County League of Foster and Adoptive Parents will host a conference on Reactive Attachment Disorder.   The conference workshops will be conducted by Jane E. Ryan, an adoptive mother of two children with RAD, a researcher, therapist and award-winning author/screenwriter. There will be two sessions: Friday, Sept. 30, 5 to 9 p.m,  or Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both sessions will be held at Hagerstown Community College.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | December 4, 1998
The Washington County Department of Social Services has received recognition from the Maryland Department of Human Resources for the success of its adoption program. The state department presented county officials with an award during the second annual Statewide Adoption Ceremony in Baltimore on Nov. 13. For the second consecutive year, the department had arranged nearly three times as many adoptions as they had anticipated, said Ingrid Backman, program manager for foster care and adoptions.
NEWS
October 31, 2005
Fran and John Sandridge of Hagerstown were recently named Foster Parents of the Year by the Washington County Department of Social Services. Nominated by Nancy Hopkins, Family Services caseworker, the Sandridges were Washington County's first black resource home for children in 1990. Fifteen years and 32 children later, the Sandridges are continuing to open their home to children and youth of all ages and special needs. The Sandridges are both birth and adoptive parents. "Our agency is very fortunate to have the Sandridge family as a resource for our foster children," said David Engle, director of Social Services.
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