"A Fearless Love"

I expected that my new daughter would need some time to get used to me, but I never thought she'd be frightened by me.

One mother's story of overcoming hurdles of older child adjustment.
"Mom, I was scared of you." My daughter, Anuja, widens her eyes to emphasize the intensity of the fear that has since passed. It's the eve of her seventh birthday. We sit at the kitchen table as she shares the story of her first impression of her new family. "I wasn't scared of Dad or Nish, just you! I never saw anyone like you before." We adopted Anuja from India when she was five. She experienced her first car ride, ...

I expected that my new daughter would need some time to get used to me, but I never thought she’d be frightened by me.

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