Transitions . . . change . . . moves . . . are difficult for any of us, but they can be particularly overwhelming to the older adopted child.
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!
What to Expect the First Year After Adopting; What about when adopting a child older than 1? What are some things you can expect in that first year?
—By: Delana H. Stewart Just read an article about a family whose adoption wait is finally over! Their journey was a long one, four years. I can relate to long journeys. The father, Mr. Kahler, said something that especially resonated with me: “God is never late, he’s never early, he’s exactly right on time,” Mike…
Keys to Parenting an Adopted Child — “A common rule of thumb is that parents should expect the same number of years to pass for a child to become unadjusted to past influences as the child’s age when he entered the home. If you adopt a ten year old, for example, expect it to take approximately ten years to balance past influences.”