THE HEART TO HEART BLOG

Adoption is a lifelong journey, and so is adoption education.  We've written these posts to help you along your way.  Please enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Adoption Fits With Your Life

The light on my office phone was blinking. I could see the annoying notification through the window as I tried to herd high school students to their next class. “What now?” I muttered. I was in no hurry to answer. If passed experience was any kind of forecaster, there was either a parent on the…
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Bonding With An Adopted Child

“Don’t you feel like you are always babysitting?” Rosemary asked as she more securely bundled up the child she gave birth to six months ago.  “I get so tired with just my own. I can’t imagine always having another one.” The two of us were enjoying the first spring days at a local park. The…
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Congratulations You’re Ready to Adopt

If you are reading a blog on adoption, there’s a high probability, you have been in a position to use certain words which cause discomfort for the average American citizen. (In this pathetic illustration we are excluding doctors, nurses, and social workers.) Let me give you an illustration. Recently, I was at a local high…
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6 Important Reasons to Tell Your Children They Are Adopted

“Good news,” my son said when an Adele song came on and I started car dancing. His sister nodded solemnly in agreement. We have “Good News” in our family. In fact, it’s one of my children’s favorite saying. When their dad, pretends to give a drum roll at the end of what he thinks is…
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Should You Adopt or Do You Have Tendencies Which Disqualify You?

Adoption is not the normal way to get a child, biology is. If you love normal—don’t adopt. If you hate variety and crave predictability—don’t adopt. Let me give you a little quiz. If you answer,” Yes,” to any of these questions, I don’t think you’re a candidate for adoption. When choosing brides maids did you…
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Nature-Versus-Nurture Debate, No Clear Winner

“They were so interesting in what I have to say,” our oldest daughter said a few years ago. She had just spent an afternoon with her birth grandparents and had called to tell us about the experience. My daughter finds her birth family fascinating. There is a simple reason for this. They find her fascinating.…
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Misconception About Bi-racial Families

Anyone who has raised a child has wished there was a manual and a step-by-step instruction sheet for the process.  Luckily, the memory you have of how you felt as a child and as a teenagers should help you navigate some of the issues. However, a white parent raising a Black child becomes even more…
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