Are You a REAL Family?

In our last post we started a discussion on the questions adoptive parents get from friends, family and strangers.  I think The Honest Momblog sums it up best:  “”You know how everyone always says “there’s no such thing as a stupid question?” That is so not true.”” She’s right – it’s not true at all.

Stupid Questions People Ask Adoptive Parents – Part 1

As an adoptive parent, you will get lots of questions, from family, friends and most of all – complete strangers.  Since it usually happens when you aren’t expecting it, a little forethought may be helpful to prepare for it when it does happen. Think about how you like to answer questions to begin with –

Guest Post – Shelly Owens from Good to Be Crazy

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,

Parenting an Adopted Child

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