A decade of waiting and information and preparation still did not prepare me for the day-to-day realities of the first few years with an older adopted child. Yet, I still wish someone had pointed me to some of these resources earlier! Whether you are still in the process of adopting (or in the thick of dealing with trauma) here are some helpful resources.
- Videos by Karyn Purvis.10 Questions Adoptive Parents Ask – Short video clips by Dr. Karyn Purvis, author of The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family. The 10 clips address these issues:1. How Do I Handle Manipulation & Control?
2. Will Trust-Based Parenting Work for My Child?
3. Why Won’t My Child Act His Age?
4. How Do I Handle Lying?
5. How Do I Find the Right Professional To Help Us?
6. Should I Parent My Adopted Child Differently Than Birth Children?
7. How Long Do I Have to Parent This Way?
8. Is It Adoption Related or Not?
9. Will Trust-Based Parenting Prepare My Child for the Real World?
10. How Can I Be Fair?I
- Blog posts:
- By Heidi–“Dear Adoptive Parents Walking the hard . . . lonely road of trauma”
- By Robyn– “Trauma Doesn’t Tell Time”
- From the Education Cafe–5 Pros and Cons for Homeschooling Older Adopted Children; Addendum to Empowering Mothers: The symptoms of Attachment Disorder
- By Delana–4 Tips to Prepare Emotionally to Parent an Adopted Child;
- Books (read reviews by clicking link):
- Encouragement and Poetry:
Hang in there!
“Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.”