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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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Same Family…Different Stories

Families with more than one adopted child obviously have children with different stories about how they joined the family. There are families who have of both biological
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It Happened. Again.

Ok Parents: Gear up. It happened again. As parents of adopted children, we are aware that eventually questions will arise with our children regarding where they came from and why.
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Where’s the Handbook? Manual of Directions? Guidelines?

There isn’t one! There aren’t guidelines for learning how to instill pride in a child who has been adopted transracially. When my husband, Mat, and I first looked into adoption, we were laser focused on how to adopt a baby rather than how to parent a child who would create our transracial family. We read…
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The Dreaded False Start

This is one of those delicate and uncomfortable subjects to address: a failed placement. Those of us who are adoptive parents know – the light at the end of the tunnel is totally worth it – parenthood! But the journey is filled with twists and turns, and, possibly, a major detour. The bad news: sometimes…
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