Adoptive parents

Are you considering adoption? Discover essential tips for adoptive parents to navigate the journey of building a loving family. Find helpful resources and advice to make your adoption process successful.
White Sugar, Brown Sugar: 10 Reasons Why You Should Not Adopt a Child Amigurumi Patterns, Adoption, Attachment Parenting, Parents, Foster Care Adoption, Foster Care, Foster Parenting, Adopting From Foster Care, Parenting Help

Yes, you read that correctly. I know what you're thinking: there are so many children in the world who need a "good and loving" forever family. Why would I discourage people from adopting? The reasoning is this: when you choose to adopt, the child must be the #1 priority. Here are 10 reasons why a person should not adopt, and why: 1: You are anti-connective and attachment parenting. Arguably, adoptees have experienced trauma to some degree (the separation from their biological parents, at…

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Judy Hoogewerf
Parenting a child with a trauma history is hard. Incredibly hard. But unless you are in the inner circle of the parents, you likely have NO IDEA just how difficult our days can be, though that's no fault of yours. We tend to not talk about the extent of our difficulties--for many reasons...here is a little peek into our experiences. foster care, adoption, childhood trauma, trauma Parents, Mental Health, Adoption, Parenting, Becoming A Foster Parent, Emotional Regulation, Trauma Therapy, Parenting Teenagers, Foster Parenting

Parenting a child with a trauma history is hard. Incredibly hard. But unless you are in the inner circle of the parents, you likely have NO IDEA just how difficult our days can be, though that's no fault of yours. We tend to not talk about the extent of our difficulties--for many reasons...here is a little peek into our experiences. foster care, adoption, childhood trauma, trauma

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Lindsey J. Zitzmann
For the Love of Your Child - Adoptee Qiulan Henderson shares some advice for adoptive parents about how they can build a strong and loving relationship with their child. My name is Qiulan, which means “autumn orchid” in Chinese. I was born in China, and I came to America three years ago when I was 10. When I was first, Read More Adoption, China Adoption, Chinese Adoption, Born In China, Adoptive Family, How To Speak Chinese, Adoptive Mom, Adoptive Parents, Older Parents

Holt adoptee Qiulan Henderson shares some advice for adoptive parents about how they can build a strong and loving relationship with their child. My name is Qiulan, which means “autumn orchid” in Chinese. I was born in China, and I came to America three years ago when I was 10. When I was first adopted, […]

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AdopSource
Adoption, Lord, Parents, Parenting Books, Prayer For Parents, Considering Adoption, Adoption Books, Parenting, Foster Care Adoption

Dear Sugar: Ten years. Four adoptions. Twenty (plus) profile viewings. Two "stork drops." Two pre-birth matches. Dozens of trips to Kansas City. Open adoption. Ethical adoption. Transracial adoption. Domestic infant adoption. A chronic disease. Four homestudies. Four judges. Two lawyers. Three adoption agencies. Four social workers. Whew! Whether you are considering adoption, are waiting to adopt, are waiting to adopt again, or are parenting a child you adopted, these verses will encourage…

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