Transitions . . . change . . . moves . . . are difficult for any of us, but they can be particularly overwhelming to the older adopted child.
“She came to that moment when she had to do the hardest thing she would ever be called upon to do. She had to let him go.”
Adoption book spine poetry — an epidural for the soul.
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.”
On national princess week, I could not resist the opportunity to talk about the princess that took nearly a decade to enter our lives! Every time she asks why we adopted her, I respond: “Our family needed a princess.” Every time she asks why we did not adopt a sister for her, I respond: “Our…
There has been a saying going around Facebook about family not always being blood. Many relate to this in terms of close friendships. Others relate to it because of adoption. In terms of adoption, I decided the saying needed to even be more specific. So I personalized it.
Adopted children, particularly internationally adopted children, will experience bullying. While at the theater to watch October Baby I saw the preview for the movie Bully. Today on Facebook, Families Supporting Adoption shared a link to an article about teaching our children about bullying. The article dealt with the issue of bullying in general.…