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November 30, 2018
When one thinks of adoption, one might often think of permanency, bringing a child into your home, or creating a forever family for a child in need. While these are all very consistent with the theme of adoption, and certainly are the most common aspects, I took a moment this week to think of so Read More
July 28, 2017
So much conversation about adoption centers around adoptive parents, birth parents, and the children who are adopted, but there is one group that often goes unnoticed – the families that tirelessly care for babies during the time when the biological mothers and fathers of the babies are trying to Read More
July 12, 2017
Relating to teens can be difficult, especially when parenting an older child adopted from foster care. For first time parents, jumping into parenting during the teen years can be daunting and exhausting. Here are some tips and tricks from Michelle Lehnardt, a blogger with the Today Show. Read More
June 22, 2017
So what does parenting a tween or teen actually entail? What do behaviors of these kids actually look like? Read More
June 9, 2017
When an adoptive family travels to pick up their new child in the child’s birth country, as an international adoption coordinator, I am anxious during that first week when they meet their child, and breathe easier after the week has passed if I haven’t heard from them. Why? Read More