Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year (aka Lunar New Year) takes place this year on February 16, 2018, the year of the dog. Like most of you, our family is most accustomed to ringing in the new year on January 1, but the Chinese New Year dates vary because of the lunar calendar. Chinese...
The Adoption Home Study: Preparing and Surviving

The Adoption Home Study: Preparing and Surviving

When you first start thinking about adoption, most people face a mixture of emotions–excitement, confusion, and fear. And one of the most fearful parts of adoption is the adoption home study. One of the best antidotes for fear is information. Starting on your adoption...
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...