Many of us have biological clocks that seem to be stuck at a quarter to midnight. Regardless of how much we try, there is simply no possible way to become pregnant. For most of us, it creates a void within us that simply cannot be filled by any stretch of the imagination.
One of the most difficult parts of parenting, and it's not something everyone experiences, is caring for a traumatized child. Yet the majority of children in foster care have been traumatized, and the people who care for them must be especially strong and capable
This time of year is emotionally charged, and your child is probably experiencing a slew of hard feelings. Guilt, anxiety, despair, anger, loss. Old memories may be coming to the surface, triggered by the smells, sounds and tastes of the holidays.
Life with an adopted child is much like life with other children. All children need food, clothes, shelter, safety, education, discipline and above all, love. However, the needs of an adopted child are not completely the same as the needs of other children.
The rewards of adoption are immeasurable. However, adoption is a time-consuming and expensive process that may not be right for everyone.
Many children who are available for adoption are considered to be “special needs”. Special needs children are children who are difficult to place either because they have an emotional or physical impairment, or (often) because they are of an older age than what most prospective parents are seeking.
Before you start out – you should be aware that international adoption isn’t always easier than adopting from your own country. And there are many obstacles and roadblocks that can cost quite a bit of money to cross along the way.
Keeping your eyes and your faith on the miracle of a child in your life and remaining open to destiny and the power of positive thinking are useful tools of survival in the adoption process.
The ups and downs of raising a family
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