7 Tips for Talking with Tweens & Teen About Adoption

7 Tips for Talking with Tweens & Teen About Adoption

Talking with tweens and teens about adoption is especially challenging because often they want to be in charge of the discussion…as they should be. But as parents we need to keep talking. Here are some tips to make this easier: Tips for Talking with Tweens & Teens...
Letter to Send to Family & Friends Right Before You Adopt

Letter to Send to Family & Friends Right Before You Adopt

Adopting a child is one of the most exciting, scary, exhilarating, and nerve wracking times in your life. This true for all types of adoption, but especially true when you adopt a child or children past infancy from either foster care or international adoption. In...
To Bring or Not to Bring Your Children When You Travel?

To Bring or Not to Bring Your Children When You Travel?

Most agencies I have talked with discourage families from bringing older children on the adoption trip, but I don’t think it’s so cut and dry. Whether to take an older child with you depends on the age and personality of the older child, the age of the new child, your...
Tips For Staying Happily Married When Adopting/Fostering

Tips For Staying Happily Married When Adopting/Fostering

Parenthood is stressful. We love the little darlings, but they can put a major strain on the marriage. This is especially true if our child has special challenges from being exposed to alcohol or drugs during pregnancy or was adopted at an older age and carries the...
Adoption: My Heart

Adoption: My Heart

In October of 2016, I had the amazing opportunity to combine my passions into one unforgettable experience. I received a phone call, months earlier, inviting me to travel with New Beginnings to China. The purpose of the trip would be to meet and love on precious...