"Adopting a Sister"

Our biological daughter felt some jealousy of the baby we adopted internationally, but, for the most part, we've all settled into our new roles.

How to manage rivalry with an adoptive sister.
Around the time our daughter, Miranda, turned 10, my husband, Dave, and I began thinking about adopting a child from another country. When consulted, Miranda decided that it was a good idea. “I want a sister from Guatemala, like my friend, Hannah,” she declared. And that was that! Four months and thousands of meetings, forms, telephone calls, e-mails, and fingerprints later, we got the call. “Mom, that’s my sister!” Miranda crowed as the three of us gathered to see the ...

Our preteen biological daughter felt some jealousy of the baby we adopted internationally, but, for the most part, we’ve all settled into our new roles.

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