Resources

Parent Support Weekend

Come join what many adoptive parents have described as a well-deserved get away. Once a year adoptive mothers and fathers travel to the Kinard Conference Center for a weekend filled with fun, relaxation, and to attend workshops specific to adoption issues.

While the kids stay home with a caregiver or spend the weekend with friends/family, moms and dads are fishing, taking a walk in the woods, and developing support systems. The weekend is also filled with workshops on topics relating to parenting, adoption, specific disorders or diagnosis, and community resources. It is always amazing to see the smiles on relaxed faces at the end of the weekend. You won’t find a more supportive atmosphere anywhere! There is no cost to attend this weekend retreat. However, your children will not be able to attend with you.

Respite scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis. The respite funds are set aside to help families pay for childcare providers for the weekend.

For more information or to be added to the registration mailing list please contact Debbie Beecken at 1-803-217-3161 or email to: dbeecken@children-unlimited.org.

Respite:

Respite is a short break from the work of family building in adoptive homes. Children Unlimited can help by paying short-term child care expenses when a family cannot afford them, find a camp or other activity to meet the special needs of a child, introduce a family to other adoptive families to coordinate respite, or identify a trained therapeutic provider.

Love and Logic:

Love and Logic is a specialized 12 to 15 hour course that helps families, professionals and teachers deal with children who suffer from Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder or difficult behavior. These problems include lying, stealing, tantrums, power struggles, inappropriate behavior, aggression, manipulation and a host of other problems that drive parents and professionals crazy. This craziness results when people who care and love a child are trying to help a child become a responsible and respectful human being. Classes can be tailored to meet a variety of needs, schedules and budgets.

Registration Form

Love & Logic Flyer

For more information or to be added to the Love & Logic mailing list, please contact Debbie Beecken at (803) 217-3161 or email to: dbeecken@children-unlimited.org.

Teen Adoption Retreat:

Each summer Children Unlimited sponsors a weekend retreat for teens, ages 13-17, who have been adopted. The retreat is held on Lake Marion at the scenic Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, SC.

Teens will be busy challenging themselves ona high ropes course and climbing wall, having fun splashing int he lake and jumping on The Blob (you have to see it to believe it but it is so much fun!), and of course playing games and making crafts! Each retreat focuses on adoption issues such as communication, loss, trust, and attachment. This is a wonderful opportunity for teens to meet others who share their life experiences ad understand the meaning of being adopted…many will develop life-long friendships!

Youth Adoption Retreat:

Each summer Children Unlimited sponsors a weekend retreat for children, ages 8-12, who have been adopted. The retreat is held on Lake Marion at the Scenic Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, SC.

Kids will be learning teamwork while on the challenge course & climbing wall, having fun splashing in the lake and jumping on the Blob, and of course playing games and making crafts! Each retreat focuses on adoption issues such as communication, loss, trust, and attachment. This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to meet other children who share their life experiences and understand the meaning of being adopted…many will develop life-long friendships!

Adoption Family Retreat:

Each summer Children Unlimited sponsors a weekend retreat for families who came together through adoption. The retreat is held at Camp Kinard, Leesville, SC.

These families of the heart gather annually from all over the state to spend a weekend of sharing, fun, and support. The weekend is filled with exciting activities to include swimming, paddle boats, fishing, playing games, watching a movie, relaxing in the rocking chairs, and arts & crafts. Parents can attend an educational workshop while their children and teens participate in age appropriate fun and challenging activities.

The retreat offers families a supportive and relaxing environment where resources can be shared and lifetime connections can be made.

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