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Should We Homeschool Our Adopted Child

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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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Teachers and Adoption

For every teacher, a new school year means new students, new opportunities, and new challenges. Countless factors go into teaching a group of students (major respect for the awesome teachers out there), but have you considered how much a child’s past can affect his or her learning experience? While projects like bring a baby picture […]

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Helping Your Children’s Teachers Understand Adoption

Ready or not, school is back in session. For most families that means homework and projects will fill your evenings for the next 10 months. You’ll be tackling reading and math and your child’s past. Yep, your child’s past. Projects like the family tree or bring a baby picture day sound easy enough, unless your […]

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