school and adoption

Should We Homeschool Our Adopted Child


When adopting children internationally, parents can struggle to select an educational program that offers solid academics within a context of empathy and understanding about their child’s situation. Children who have been in institutionalized care often don’t perform at the appropriate grade level in school, leading many adoptive parents to homeschool their children at least for […]

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Should I Become a Stay at Home Parent?

Most adoptive parents plan to take a brief leave from work during the first few weeks after the arrival of their child. Many international adoptive parents spend several weeks in-country so their bonding time is spent there, and some companies offer paternity/maternity leave for adoptions. However, after the first initial weeks, whether or not adoptive […]

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Going Back to School After Christmas

They say that all good things must come to an end, and for most of us, Christmas break has ended, and school is back in session. Even though the winter break is only a couple of weeks long, it can still be hard to get your family back into “the swing of things”. If you’re […]

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Back to School and Adoption

Going back to school or starting school for the first time can be intimidating or scary for any child. Add in the fact that many internationally adopted children have language barriers and don’t know many of the other children, and the intimidation and scariness increases substantially. As parents, we want to help our children as […]

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