Post Adoption

Bonding with Your Adopted Child

03 Dec

Bonding with your newly adopted child is a topic bounced around quite a bit – some new parents over look it – going with the “love at first sight” theory – while parents at the other end of the spectrum can obsess over it non-stop.  Fortunately, there is a great middle ground.  Bonding is a very important issue in any

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Are You a REAL Family?

24 Oct

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. The Honest Momblog has written

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Stupid Questions People Ask Adoptive Parents – Part 1

05 Oct

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 – are you usually humorous, informative

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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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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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