My wife kept a journal as we waited to adopt our first child, and we can go back and read the entry from the day he was born. Little did we know we'd one day have an entry for the day our second child was born...
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What adoption has taught me about fatherhood, family, and myself
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Six months into our second adoption I feel disconnected from, even offended by, the process. I need to keep reminding myself that, when I'm holding my little girl in my arms, the uncertainty will be gone, and all of this intrusiveness will have been worth.
I've changed from wanting a child who looks like me to insisting on one who doesn't.
We've recently jumped back into the fray of home visits, background checks, and endless piles of paperwork to complete a second adoption.
Is there a right way to explain to a child how unknown adult circumstances forever altered his life? I think about this often, and while yes, there might be a right way to go about it, it won't be easy. What will I say when my son asks why?
Reaching out to other families who adopted from our son's children's home in India has brought affirming benefits for our son and ourselves -- and a serendipitous connection.
We hoped that not giving our son a new name would help him take something from the culture he had to leave behind.
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Barbara, Like Sadie, I feel like an ambassador for open adoption. My husband Jeff was adopted in 1963 and we adopted a domestic newborn in…...
I have not meet with my son´s BF but I have a couple of photos and he looks so much like her (and nothing like…...
I found the other site a week or so ago and was wondering about it. Now I know! ...
Thanks for sharing article ....i have read many blogs on open adoption and found that people are not much happy with open adoption. ...
Thank you for sharing your story. I have spent the last year and a half creating hair tutorial videos for parents of African American and…...
Thanks, Barb, what a unique story. I also liked what Sadie had to say about nature vs nurture: “There is something to this nature thing!”…...