Tag Archives: Older Child Adoption

After intitial resistance to adoption, these two boys found a forever family

“When My Son Decided to Take a Chance on Love”

“When My Son Decided to Take a Chance on Love”

How a close call gave my new son the courage to take a chance on love.

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In this personal essay, one adoptive mother describes how she knew attachment was complete, when her daughter called her mom.

“Knowing Me As Mom”

Before we adopted her, Grace had never called anyone Mom or Dad. But she understood the concept of family with a wisdom beyond her years.

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Expert tips on how to minimize the trauma of foster care placement for preteens.

Minimizing Placement Trauma

Pre-adolescents have special needs in a foster care placement. Our expert provides tips on how to make the transition to an adoptive home a little easier.

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Children adopted through the foster care system

Fostering Positive Perceptions

The number of children adopted from foster care has dropped in recent years — and a new survey finds that Americans believe many myths about the process. Here are the facts, and real-life stories, that could help find more kids permanent homes.

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A photo taken on Justin's adoption day

“The Day I Joined a Forever Family”

A 10-year-old recalls the day a foster family became a forever family for him and his sister.

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One mother explains the lessons she learned about older child attachment.

“Pushing Past an Older Child’s Barriers”

What we learned about talking about a child's past and attaching in the present after adopting a 10-year-old from foster care.

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A child affected by reunification

Recapturing the Heart of Your Child

When a foster child who has been in your care goes back to live with his birth family, and then comes back to your home, a different child returns.

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Reading children's books about adoption

“Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hatches a Talk About Adoption”

A beloved children's book sparked a discussion with my three-year-old daughter about adoption and her birth mother.

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