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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Austin Adoption Day

Austin Adoption Day was held on November 5, 2016 at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Center in Austin, TX. 44 children were adopted into their forever families and had the opportunity to celebrate with other families at the annual event. The Law Office of Jennifer Cochran was a "lollipop" sponsor of the event and Ms. Cochran attended the festivities, "It was such a pleasure to be there to witness firsthand the families'joy at finally becoming a forever family. Every adoption that I witness, takes me back to the day when I became a mom. I'm so excited about the year ahead and the community's commitment to finding home for the 180+ children waiting for families here in Travis County.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Jennifer Cochran Publishes a Children's Story about Adoption

The Law Office of Jennifer R. Cochran is proud to announce that attorney Jennifer Cochran just published an ebook for children entitled "Who Will Be My Family?" which is exclusively available on Amazon.com.

The book is a storybook about adoption in which the Princess, a baby in utero, dreams about the family waiting for her on the outside and the lovely voice who comforts her and tells her all about the world.

"I'm so excited to finally have the book available on Amazon Kindle and especially Kindle Unlimited so that members can download the edition for free. A print edition is in the works and will be available hopefully in the next few weeks," says Ms. Cochran. The ebook is available here or you can contact Jennifer at jencochranlaw@gmail.com to request a copy.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. More than 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted out of foster care. Over 6800 are waiting in Texas.

The Law Office of Jennifer R. Cochran is proud to be a sponsor of the annual conference hosted by Adoption Knowledge Affiliates on November 13,14 as well as Austin Adoption Day on November 5, 2015. The Austin Adoption Day is an event where the adoption of children in foster care in Travis County will be finalized. It's a huge celebration! There's also celebrations in Bastrop, Bell, Williamson, and Comal counties, as well as statewide.

"I'm really excited to be a part of both events as adoption is very personal to me as an adoptive parent," commented Jennifer Cochran. "I became a mom through adoption in November 2012 so November is very special for personal and professional reasons. It's a time of reflection and celebration. I encourage everyone in the community to learn more about adoption and volunteer their time, even if it's donating a few dollars or attending an adoption day to experience firsthand the joy of the creation of a forever family."

There are several ways learn to celebrate adoption in a special way, check out this calendar outlining 30 Ways to Celebrate Adoption.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Back to School, Back to Coparenting

As kids return back to school, it's important for moms and dads to each be actively involved at the school whether it's signing up to bring snacks for the class, scheduling parent-teacher conferences or just checking in with the school. Oftentimes, one parent relies on the "other parent" to communicate how the child is doing in school, when the child is late or absent, or school events. This is a minefield rife with frustration for the communicating parent who is tired of being the communicator and the recipient of the communication who feels there isn't enough communication or that isn't timely. All parents have the right to talk with school officials and to receive information unless the controlling order says they don't have a right. The best way to stay involved is to get involved at the outset beginning with Parent Teacher night. Introduce yourself or make time to talk with the teacher if you were unable to attend. Let the teacher know that Jimmy has two homes and that you are excited about the upcoming school year and would love to help out. Above all, do not talk negatively about the other parent. If the school doesn't already have a copy of your order, provide one to them so that if the need arises, the school has what they need to assist both parties and to avoid disputes.