Making Blended Families Work

One father of an adoptive daughter and biological son explains why it's important to recognize similarities and differences in blended families.

One father's advice on making blended families work.
Whenever I tell someone that, a year after we adopted our daughter, my wife became pregnant with our son, the response tends to be the same: “Isn’t that always the way?” If that were indeed the case, the cure for infertility would be adoption. In reality, less than 14% of parents who adopt their first child go on to have a biological child. Similarly, families faced with secondary infertility often hear the comment, “You got her a sister or brother!”—as if ...

Blended families flourish when they recognize their differences and celebrate their choices, says this father of two.


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