Tag Archives: Siblings

Cover of Wolfie the Bunny

[Book Review] Wolfie the Bunny

[Book Review] Wolfie the Bunny

Any child getting used to a new family member will love this adorably illustrated book on sibling rivalry.

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Cover of Bastards

[Book Review] Bastards

In this memoir, Mary Anna King details her complex relationship with her mother, her siblings, and the grandparents who adopted her.

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Register for the Parenting the Hurt Child Webinar with Regina Kupecky on 3/9/16

Webinar Replay – Parenting the Hurt Child

View the replay of the “Parenting the Hurt Child” webinar. Regina M. Kupecky, LSW, guides parents in understanding a newly adopted older child’s behavior and discuss what will work (and what to avoid) to help him heal and attach.

A young boy pondering questions about birth siblings

Questions About Birth Siblings

Don't be surprised if your child wants to know about his birth brothers and sisters. Such questions are healthy — and normal.

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A woman at an airport, adopting while pregnant

“Through the Glass”

When people learned I was pregnant, they were surprised that I was still planning to adopt.

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Would adopting older children internationally out of birth order make out family less "perfect"?

“Redefining Perfect”

After giving birth to a boy and a girl, I had what other people defined as a "million dollar family." A few years later, family and friends questioned our decision to adopt two older children, out of birth order, when we had the "perfect" family.

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Deciding Where to Adopt From

“Choosing Which Country to Adopt From (Twice)”

Growing up in a mostly white, Midwestern town in the late 1970s and early 80s, watching reruns of The Donna Reed Show and Leave It to Beaver, I figured I would finish school, find a girl to marry, buy a little house with a white picket fence, and have a couple of kids who looked like me. This was the middle-class American dream, and at the time it never occurred to me that life would turn out any other way.

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Adoption Plan

“According to Our Adoption Plan”

Adopting a third child so quickly wasn't part of our initial design. But I've learned that the best things happen when you least expect them.

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Birth siblings enjoying each other's company

Bringing Up Birth Siblings

Our daughter has birth siblings she doesn't know about, but we don't know how to tell her.

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Toddler boy and his new sibling

New Kid on the Block

Adding to your family again? Ease the transition for your preschooler by being prepared for new-sibling anxiety.

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An old photo of a family after their Cambodian adoption

“A Boy Like Him”

From the moment we met 27 years ago, our son knew exactly what he wanted: a family. He staked his claim on our hearts as only he could.

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