I used to be fearless. “Fun” was jumping out of planes or whitewater rafting. Danger potential was never part of my thought process until I became a parent.
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These are 5 things that my internationally adopted tween wants you to know about her experience growing up in a transracial adoptive family.
Several of our contributors have opened their families and their hearts to adoption. It has been such a beautiful thing for the Rochester MN Moms Blog family to witness. As November is National Adoption Awareness month, Nicole chose to share a part of her family’s story. The American “ideal” At first glance, our family […]
Throughout my life, my view of adoption was through the lens of an adoptee. Now I fully understand another side to adoption. That of the adoptive parent.
“It’s mom confession time, I desperately need a toddler refresher course! This may come as a surprise since I have successfully navigated the toddler phase not once but twice.”
A few weeks ago, our family was matched with a 2-year-old boy, across the ocean. My heart longs to say these words to our sweet son. Dear sweet boy, You are precious You are loved. No one in this whole world is made in the exact same way as you. You are one of a […]
If my Facebook feed is representative of the world at large (and it is, right?), two things seem to happen during National Adoption Month. People wax poetic about the beauty of adoption, often noting only the shiny, happy side of things or they rage against the machine that is adoption, citing a variety of legitimate […]
It was a cold January day 30 years ago when a 23 month old toddler stepped off an airplane after a long journey from Seoul, South Korea into a bizarre, new world. With nothing more than the clothes on her back, she was welcomed with open arms to a family who had been anxiously awaiting […]
Our family has been in the throes of international adoption for over 2 1/2 years. While our journey has been fairly public, and our lengthy struggle to bring our adopted child home is a unique situation, we have much in common with other waiting parents. In the spirit of friendship, here are 5 tips that […]
Five years ago, we got a phone call about a baby boy that changed our lives. Four years ago, we brought home that beautiful, active toddler into our family through international adoption. Here’s what I wish I could have read during the first few weeks and months. Dear new adoptive mom, You should probably shower right now […]