Gracious Answers to Awkward Questions About Our Adopted Kids
When we adopt a child who looks different from us, we generally feel we can handle the stares and loss of privacy that go with the territory. We may find, however, that the frequent questions and comments of strangers and relatives sometimes annoy and worry us. At the heart of our anger and anxiety... What Mental Health Professionals Can Do for Adoptees in Crisis
1. Be aware during hospitalization that the adoptee is looking at most events occurring around him/her through a lens of rejection (visiting family leaving, psychiatrist leaving, no feedback from therapy group, etc). 2. When adoptees reach the core of their pain, they feel like orphans. 3. When... What To Do If Your Kid Smokes or Chews Tobacco
Statistics show that cigarettes cause more deaths than car accidents, AIDS, alcohol and other drugs, fires, homicides, and suicides combined. Yet each day more than 3,000 kids become regular smokers. The good news is that deaths caused by smoking are absolutely preventable. As a concerned parent,... How to Grow Your Own Parent Support Group
Parent support groups are a terrific way for parents facing similar, challenging situations in life to offer each other encouragement, share ideas, and generally reduce the stress of a trying time. Unfortunately, parent support groups are often started and lead by Moms who may have little...
Avoiding the Undertow
October 2, 2013, 6:45 am
Knowing it is a difficult pill to swallow, I nonetheless have to highly recommend seeking emotional healing prior to beginning an adoptive parent search. I'm not downplaying the healing role of a successful outcome, but at the same time, we have to take into consideration the fact that not all... The Waiting Game
October 17, 2013, 2:40 pm
My husband and I have been talking and decided that we would like to adopt a second child from foster care. I have spoken with the agency that I went through and got information on how to update our homestudy. Since we have adopted a child, it would pretty much be like starting over and doing all... Support Groups
August 18, 2013, 8:05 pm
The way that we found out about the adoptive agency with our son was through a friend. My husband worked with a guy that just adopted their son. We planned a dinner date so that we could get to know them better and receive more information about adoption. It was so nice knowing someone that...
Sibling Adoption and One Adoption Failing after Finalization
It wasn't until a summer afternoon in August 2008, four years after the adoption, that I found the courage to begin to write the "un-writable," a chronicle of my family's fall into, and... Two Mothers Who Call Me 'Son'
My name is Tim, and I was adopted as an infant back in 1959. I never asked a lot of questions about my birthmother as I was growing up. I was just told that she was in college, unmarried, and loved... Letting Go
Cheryl and Leonard Sokoloski adopted an eight-year-old boy in 1990. Eight years later, their son returned to his birth mother's home. Cheryl started attending a local support group shortly...
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