Adoptive Parenting

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Promises in Open Adoption

The vast majority of open adoptions take place between couples and biological parents that did not know each other before they came in contact through the adoption process. Whether there wa... [more]

10 Tips After Your Older Child is Home

The adjustment period with one's child may last a month, six months, or a couple of years. Many things relating to becoming a new family just take time. An adopted child arrived with years of experiences, good and bad, before entering the new family's life. It takes time to blend and mesh personalities, interests, and expectations.... [more]

First Mother's Day

Adoptive mother tells of adopting her son and of her love for him.... [more]

Adoptive Parents: Feelings of Guilt

Adoption is a very emotional time for everybody involved. Whether on the biological side or on the adoptive side, there are times of joy and there are times of pain. A lot of people tend ... [more]

Not Just Like Me

Adoption across a cultural difference requires a new way of defining family and community, in order to provide adult role models for our children who are LIKE THEM, in whatever way we are not.... [more]

I Am A Real Mother

An adoptive mom's feelings via poetry about her place as a mother.... [more]

Getting Real

For several years I've had the interesting experience of participating in Internet newsgroups and commercial on-line usegroups discussing adoption. The culture on the Net is different from t... [more]

Entitlement vs. Ownership

Being entitled to parent; what this means in terms of parenting style and discipline.... [more]

Planning Your Baby's Nursery

Planning a nursery takes a little time and effort; things to consider when doing the planning.... [more]

Pressing Close and Pushing Away: The Dance of Ambivalence in Adoption Relationships

A mother tells the story about the rejection she feared from her adopted children and her eventual understanding.... [more]

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