I Almost Didn’t Stick It Out

This week, it has been three years since Mancub, our first foster placement, reunified with his birth family. So naturally, he is on my mind. And forever in my mind, he is two. In my…

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Feeding Your Foster or Adopted Child (and Our Favorite Protein Snack Ideas)

Feeding your child from a hard place is, in my opinion, one of the biggest opportunities we have to build trust with our kids. However, for a lot of foster and adoptive families, feeding can…

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Open Adoption: What Does That Even Mean?

Open adoption. What is it? And is it as terrifying as you’ve heard? Well, … maybe. But does it have to be? I believe it does not.  Today I’m wrapping up my series on my…

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A Birthmother’s Story: Wrapping Up Our Interview

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared an interview that I set up with a birthmother in my life. In Part 1 of the series, I laid about why I feel this subject is important,…

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A Birthmother’s Story: Real Life in the Adoption Triad

As you know, my blog focuses heavily on issues surrounding two parties of the adoption triad: the adoptee and adoptive parents. But recently, I interviewed a birthmother. So if you haven’t read the first post…

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