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What Adoptive and Foster Parents Can Do When Kids "Out-Stubborn" Them

All my child says when I try to connect with her about adoption is, “You don’t get it.”

Ouch!

Truth be told, parents don’t “get it” because adopted and fostered children look at life in a totally different way. 702 more words

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The Burning Fear Adoptees and Foster Kids Find Impossible to Quench

We won’t tell you about this fear.

We just live with it…because just maybe it’s true.

The innermost fear of every adopted and fostered person—Is my life a mistake?. 1,445 more words

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A New Year & Yarn Along

It is a New Year. One of my resolutions is to read more – or rather to read entire books- you know, to the end. I always have a stack of books that I am “reading” but I have not finished many books this year, err this past year. 248 more words

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What Adoptive and Foster Parents Can Do If Short-Changed by Social Workers

My heart broke as I read her message of desperation. Also, my blood boiled because I hear about this painful reality all to often.

Here’s the deal. 541 more words

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Should Adopted and Foster Kids Keep Trying After Repeated Birth Parent Rejections?

It felt like I was banging my head against a brick wall.

No matter how hard I tried to connect with my birth mother, she remained nasty. 365 more words

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A Craft Project to Help Adopted or Foster Kids Process Adoption Grief

How, oh how, can a foster or adoptive parent help their child through grief? They run as fast as possible from anything sad, right?

Here’s an indirect and creative way to approach the subject. 220 more words

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Unexpected by Jenny Frame

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this book a lot – it had well developed characters and a nice pace. 64 more words