Author Archives: Lee Varon

A mom answers the daddy question after single parent adoption

How to Talk About “Dad” in Single Mother Families

How to Talk About “Dad” in Single Mother Families

Single-parent homes are more common now, but kids still grapple with the daddy question.

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adoption books for single parents

“Can You Suggest Kids’ Adoption Books for Single Parents?”

Books can help our children make sense of their own stories. They may have questions about things they don’t feel like talking about: being adopted, being raised by a single parent, being raised by gay or lesbian parents.

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Using Fantasy Play to Deal with Adoption Issues

“The Therapeutic Value of Playing Our Adoption Game”

My daughter was two when I first met her at the orphanage in Russia. I knew nothing about the first years of her life, and she has no conscious memories of that time—but an elaborate fantasy life that she cultivated gave me a glimpse into how she may have experienced her early years.

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