Ten years into adoption and I'm still floored by some of the things people say to me -- including my own children. Here are five, with the lessons I've learned from them.
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Nine years into parenting twins in a domestic, open adoption.
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Thanks so much for saying Danielle! Exciting stuff happening in New York and other states right now… so if anyone wants to be heard now’s…...
Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and experiences jilalowery, jodell, and luckydad. Yes I like all the talking about open adoption that’s going on.…...
The parents are responsible for the correct upbringing of their children, so they have to discipline them, play with them, and teach them to respect…...
We adopted our daughters from foster care, and they are 2 in a sibling group of 8. They have 6 brothers (talk about a brood). …...
Thank you for sharing this. Our son is only 18 months, and the sibling discussion has arisen a few times. It’s interesting to me that…...
We have 3 adopted sons. 2 white, 1 black. Our oldest 2 are biological siblings so people just assume I gave birth to them because…...