Unresolved Issues – Parents

Understanding

July 12, 2010

Adoptive parenting. Parenting a child that was not born to you, oftentimes a child who is of a different background, culture and/or race than you. Becoming a parent is exciting, awesome, humbling, and daunting. Parenting is rewarding and challenging. Becoming an adoptive parent begs that you suspend your preconceived notions of parenting and diligently work […]

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Race and Culture Considerations for Transracial Adoptive Parents: A Check-Up

June 14, 2010

What race was your child when you adopted him or her? What race were you when you adopted your child?   What race are they now? What race are you now? What was your child’s culture before you adopted him or her? What is it now? What was your culture before you adopted your child? What […]

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Parenting Your Adopted Child: Tweens, Teens & Beyond Begins Tomorrow!

April 6, 2010

Spring has arrived and that means that my April class for adoptive parents of tweens and teens begins! I’m looking forward to tomorrow, when we get the ball “rolling.”   So, what is the class about? In a nutshell, Parenting Your Adopted Child is a six-week e-mail course that focuses on helping adoptive parents support adopted […]

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Adoptive Parenting Takes Love…and More

February 19, 2010

Love goes a very long way. Add truth and you will go even further. Truth lays the foundation for the questions and dialogue that will surely follow. A child needs to trust fully in order to feel secure and that they belong—with you. Not being able to trust adds to feelings of self-doubt and low self-esteem. […]

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