Adoption: Preparing for Your Home Study

29 Aug

A Home Study is usually the first step in the adoption process once you have decided to adopt. Any adoption, whether international or domestic, will require a home study. A home study is a visit to your home by a trained social worker to determine the readiness of both your family and your home atmosphere for placement of adopted child.

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Guest Post – Shelly Owens from Good to Be Crazy

22 Aug

Thanks so much to Shelly Owens for her Guest Post this week! Hi everyone! We’re Team Owens – Dan, Shelly, Madeline, Davis, Hannah, Joseph and Charlotte. In the blog world, some know us as the “Crazy Crew.” And it’s true – we tend to march to the beat of a different drummer. We’re a homeschooling, multi-racial family of seven. We

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Adoption in the Classroom

16 Aug

It’s that time of year when children across the U.S. are heading back to school.  Whether this is your child’s first year of school or you have many school years behind you, the issue of adoption can still cause some anxiety in the classroom for everyone involved – the parent, the teacher and most importantly, the adopted child. Fortunately there

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Parenting an Adopted Child

08 Aug

Parenting an adopted child can sometimes be very different from parenting a biological child who has had loving parents and a safe home from birth.  Children are shaped by their circumstances no matter how young. Dana over at Adoption Journey has a great post up about a situation with her son Wenxin who is 8-years old and has been a

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