In my perfect world, every kid would have a safe and loving family, and do things like merrily bake cookies together every day. But, it's not a perfect world. Right now we're in the midst of the process of picking. We're not talking about melons or avocados here (which are both hard to pick, by … [Read more...] about Adoption is hard. And weird. But worth it.
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about One Big Happy Family? Bonding in Adoption
I've heard it said that if we had to wait until we could afford to have children, we would never have them. A quick internet search will show you that the cost of raising a child has risen 40% in the last decade, and if you want to give yourself a bit of a scare, you can even use an online … [Read more...] about Can We Afford to Adopt?