Have I overwhelmed you with information over the past two weeks? I've included a link list near the end of this post with all the posts in my series, so you can catch up if you missed anything, or to come back and re-read if you want to digest some of the info before moving onto the next topic! I asked adoptive … [Read more...] about Additional Adoption Resources
10 Days of Adoption
I am an enthusiastic adoption advocate, but as I've said before, I never want to paint such a rosy picture that families enter into the process blindly. Today's post focuses on some of the challenges within the adoption process, as well as what you can do even if you don't feel called to adopt. What was the biggest … [Read more...] about Biggest Hurdles in Adoption
In many families, like ours, there were already children in the home when a new adopted child joined the family. Questions I'm often asked about this include: How do we handle the blending with children already in the home? Are there jealousy issues? What about birth order? What do the kids (if not … [Read more...] about One Big Happy Family? Bonding in Adoption
Spend a little time researching adoption, and you'll see the term "special needs" come up often. However, in relation to adoption, special needs may not be what you're thinking. In U.S. foster care, for instance, special needs may be defined by specific factors such as age, race, or being part of a sibling group. These … [Read more...] about Special Needs Adoption: Could I Handle it?