When my son learned he would have to wear an eye patch, he was unhappy about being "different." The experience has yielded valuable lessons about embracing and celebrating differences.
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This February, my son's preschool asked the parents to write a love letter to their kids. I took the idea and ran with it, resulting in these 50 reasons I love my son.
Questioning whether we think about adoption every time we look at our son is questioning the validity of our relationship to him. It is as if you're suggesting our connection is "less than."
I have spent countless hours thinking about how to explain my son's adoption story to him. Why haven't I begun thinking about how to tell him my adoption story?
When my son asks me why green means go and red means stop, I don't really have an explanation other than "they just do." How in the world will I be able to answer his adoption-related questions?
I'm constantly struck by how much my son "gets" -- he knows what his little world consists of. So, what must it have been like for me at three, when I was separated from my siblings and placed in a foster home?
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Yep we’re a work-in-progress around here, Danielle. ...
Ladies…don’t mean to hijack your posts but I have been searching for others that may be able to help me. I have 3 biokids that…...
Very cool mommy2k. I love the font of the “K”. Very pretty and meaningful! ...
i just did this last week and then saw your post today! i also blogged about it today at http://chixnuggetsandcookiebutts.blogspot.com/ i got my son’s first…...
We too have an adopted child. Get this…..we (you and I) are cousins! We need to meet. Our sons will have something in common that…...
I hope your experience and advice will help others who are planning visits with their child’s birth family. You brought up a lot of points…...