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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Adoptive Families

Inter-racial Adoptions Provide a Few Surprises

When our first baby was bundled up and handed to us, I held her tight and knew our love would protect her from any racial bias or pain. I was living in a delusional dream world. Our love was important and gave her a safe harbor to come home to when the open sea rocked…
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Talking to Adopted and Biological Children About Adoption

Whether you have an adoption child now, or you are considering adding an adopted child to your existing family, it’s important to know how to discuss the topic with kids. Even well-meaning people can say things that will catch you off guard, and may make your adopted or biological children feel uncomfortable, so talking to…
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Transracial Adoptee Takes A Different Approach at a Portland Ferguson Protest

The courage this youngster showed is something all of us can learn from. A photographer captured this moment as a Portland police officer on duty behind a police barricade during a Ferguson protest motioned for the little boy to come closer. The boy was holding a sign that read “Free Hugs.” Trembling and with tears…
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Adoption – Are You Prepared For the Teen Years?

What parent looks forward to the teen years? Many parents simply dread it. The mood swings and mess of raging hormones. What’s worse is that the transformation happens almost over night.
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16 Things You’ll Learn as an Adoptive Family – Buzzfeed

This recent post on Buzzfeed is right on in many ways for so many adoptive families. Read through this list and see which ones you’ve learned through adopting:
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Finding Joy – Our Search For My Son’s Birth Mom

Ours was a closed adoption.  We were first foster parents for our little 5-week-old boy, knowing he may soon become adoptable.  His birth mother was placing him for adoption, but the government of Guam was intent on finding someone within his extended family to adopt him. 
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New York Couple Creates Hope For Families Looking to Adopt

New Yorker Becky Fawcett considers her infertility a blessing, but it wasn’t always the case.
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