Preparing Your Child For A Sibling

Adopting a second child? Here's how to get your first child used to the idea.

Adopting a second child creates forever siblings
“Mommy, can you take care of me always?” asked my five-year-old daughter, Colleen. “Of course,” I replied easing the impatiens into the garden. “But what if you can’t?” she persisted. “Who would take care of me? Would I need a new mommy?” “Well,” I stammered, realizing this wasn’t idle chitchat, “there’s Daddy and Nana to help if I don’t feel well or have to go someplace. And you know I always come home to you.” Then, in the astonishing way ...

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