Making a Life for Two

Single parents, stressed about life after adoption? Prepare yourself by reading one mother's tips and personal experiences.

I was not among those who took parenting easily. For my fellow singles, here are some thoughts, offered with lots of humble hindsight: You can find out what it's like to be a parent beforehand. I would have had a smoother transition if I had spent more time with kids before my daughter arrived. Hang out with families and children; babysit; be a mentor; volunteer at school or take on a regular coaching commitment with a children's sports league. Find ...

Looking back at her sometimes difficult transition to family life, a mom describes learning to take care of herself as well as her daughter.

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