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Busy weekend here at FLO:

Saturday 2:00PM adoption and foster care information workshop with Erin at the Seattle Public Library University District branch.

Sunday Seattle PrideFest ALL day! FLO will be live feeding this year's Seattle Pride from our booth next to PFLAG. Drop by and say something on camera, ask questions about adoption and foster care. Get us caught up with your journey!
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Have you seen this? The expanded study even talks about the possible effects on our kids that may be on ADHD and mood disorder meds. 
Caffeine affects boys more than girls, but only after they hit puberty, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics.
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Yesterday the State (Michigan) Supreme Court struck down a 12-year-old rule they said violated the constitution because it allowed the state to punish both parents for abuse or neglect of a child for whom only one parent was responsible, even when parents were not living together. #fostercare   #adoption   #parenting  
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If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about getting your kids outside here at FLO. Getting away from the computer, TV, video games and outside has shown to have marked improvements in social skill development, ADHD, etc. School is, or has come to an end for many of our families. Take full advantage and get outside WITH your kids. #adoption   #fosterparenting   #parenting  
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Families Like Ours is seeking to add a new trainer to our team. This would be a contracted individual responsible for conducting our monthly adoption-foster care educational program. We are seeking to fill this role immediately with the expectation of conducting training's beginning in May.
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Something fun to do over the winter with your kids that could pay off for the entire family.

Stretch your grocery money and grow your own, organically. Re-growing veggies doesn't cost a dime. It's easy to cut off the bottom, re-root and grow your own lettuce, celery, green onions, bok choy, garlic, ginger, basil, potatoes & carrots. If you can think of another veggie to grow this way, please share. Let us know if you've tried this and how well it worked!

READ: http://lessonsinfarming.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/re-growing-lettuce/

READ MORE: http://www.buzzfeed.com/arielknutson/vegetables-that-magically-regrow-themselves
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Emergency WA family needed ASAP

Hello everyone, we do not ordinarily do this but this is a special situation. We have a 13 year old male that is self identifying as gay. He is currently in a group setting that he needs to leave by the end of the day Friday (6/25/14) into a welcoming, safe foster home. This is a new case so it is impossible to say for sure it would lead to adoption. This is a really good kid, A's and B's in school, no major health (other then allergies) or behavior problems. He is currently in the metro Seattle area. Please contact either Erin or David here at Families Like Ours ASAP if you can help or know of a possible family.
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Thank you everyone to reporting, sharing and spreading the word. We have a family setup! He is on his way to moving right now.
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Reminder: Great Father's to be event! Join Erin from FLO at the Columbia Library branch of Seattle Public Libraries on Sunday June 15th (today) from 2:00 - 3:30PM. Location - 4721 Rainier Ave S Seattle. This is part of our ongoing community adoption and foster care events in partnership with the Seattle Public Library.
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The “Prudent Parenting” bill (ESSB 6479) was passed during the 2014 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Inslee in March. The law becomes effective today, June 12, 2014. This bill gives caregivers the authority to give permission for children and youth in their care to participate in extracurricular, enrichment and social activities without the prior approval of the CA worker. #fostercare   #fosterparenting   #adoption  
Hello everyone, we've been asked to let everyone know of this important change regarding kids in care. This applies to all traditional foster youth placements and pre-adoptfoster youth that haven't finalized.   
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Want to learn more about adoption and foster care? Join Erin from FLO at the Columbia Library branch of Seattle Public Libraries on Saturday June 15th from 2:00 - 3:00PM. Location - 4721 Rainier Ave S Seattle. This is part of our ongoing community adoption and foster care events in partnership with the Seattle Public Library.
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Mark your calendars! This is a busy month for us here at FLO with Pride activities specific to adoption and foster care. We will end the month (Sunday June 29th) with our annual booth at Seattle Pride across from the Children’s Theater, next to PFLAG. Our team will be able to answer questions about adoption, foster care and LGBTQ foster youth we currently working with. If you’re available to help, we are looking for shift volunteers to help staff the booth. 
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