"A Poodle for Anna"

My daughter, adopted as an older child, learned that, no matter what the behavior, our family is forever by coming to love a temperamental dog.

Adopting a dog helped this girl realize family is forever after being adopted at an older age
“I hate him! I want to give him back! I wish we never adopted him!” My 10-year-old daughter, Anna, glares, not at a younger brother, but at Mills, our new, older miniature poodle. Mills snarls back, baring the few teeth he has left. Anna was three when I, a single parent, adopted her as an older child from Russia. As soon as she could speak English, she began to ask for a dog. After years of intense pleading, no longer ...

Hugging our new dog, my daughter learns that no matter what the behavior, our family is forever.

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