Saying goodbye can be difficult for all of us. The thought of not seeing someone we care about can be painful as well as distressing. When I think about this topic, I immediately think about toddlers being dropped off at pre-school, only to have a meltdown as the caretaker says goodbye and leaves the classroom. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why Saying Goodbye Is Hard for the Adopted
“When you’re good to yourself, you’re good to me. So now and then, have a day away. Buy a gift for yourself, I’ll share it too, for your feelings flow out to me.” -Ruth Reardon, Listening To The Littlest Summer is halfway over and fall is peeking around the corner. Eventually, school will start again […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Importance of Self Care for Parents
I am an adult adoptee, adopted from India at 6 months old. On February 20th I saw the new movie, Lion, in theaters. I was drawn to the movie because of my personal experience, but was unaware of the impact it would have on me before, during, and after watching it. I’ve never been the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on An Artistic Response to Lion
It is the time of year everyone has been waiting for! A time for a break in routine, a time for unstructured days and sleeping a little later. While all of this time-out is very healthy for children and families, the ending of school can be a difficult transition for adopted children. The end of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on School’s Out!
How do three people collaborate on a book? We thought it would be fun to do an author Q&A so you can see how much we enjoyed working together on Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey — and how we think alike! Enjoy! 1. Why did you decide to write Adoption Is a Lifelong Journey? Jen: Kelly, Katie and I have […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How to Write a Book – a Look Behind the Scenes