Foster to Adopt: Our Family Story
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What is a "Time In"?
Adoptive families share a special bond.
There is an understanding that binds them and brings them together, and a shared life experience that can only be understood by others who have adopted.It’s natural, then, to form connections and friendships with others who have adopted. Staying in touch is not always easy, though. Parents lead busy lives, and they get busier as time goes on. Despite this, it is recognized how important it is to keep in touch with those who have made an impact on our lives and who share the bond of common experience.Incorporate some of these ideas into your life and staying in touch will become a habit that is hard to break:
Keeping in touch with one another is important because adoptive families have experiences that “traditional” families may not have, and they cope with emotions and feelings that are unique to adoptive parents. Connecting with like-minded people can be a powerful way to feel good about who we are and the choices we’ve made. And let’s be honest, that is important.
Do you remember the moment you met your child for the very first time?
A personal connection and trust needs to go both ways
Confident in a quiet and humble sort of way, all these sisters want is a permanent home and a family
Amy Eldridge of LWB shares her insights
Let common sense, preparation, honest communication, education and attention to a child's specific needs when considering adopting out of birth order
An older mom learns it's never too late to build a family through adoption.
These strategies will help guide you through affording adoption
Transitioning your children when you chose to adopt out of birth order