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Far From the Tree by Robin Benway is the winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Grace, Joaquin and Maya, the three main characters in Far from the Tree are biological half siblings. Although they share the same birth mother, each child has followed a different path and they only reconnect […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review – Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
The holidays, complete with dark December nights illuminated by twinkling lights and festive decor, have arrived. This is the time of year when the days are at their shortest and light eludes the winter wanderer. We climb in from the cold seeking comfort and connection. For many among us, the holidays are a time of […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Seasonal Success for the Adoptive Family
The most valuable gift you can give to yourself this holiday season is the gift of forgiveness. Why Forgiveness? Many of us carry unresolved issues from the past. It might feel like carrying a heavy ball and chain. It can be anger from a minor slight or the rage of a major grievance. We all […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Gift of Forgiveness
Hide-and-seek is a classic game for kids of all ages. Infants play it in the form of “peekaboo,” where they delight in the repetitive nature of seeing a loved one pop out from behind hands and surprise them. Young kids play it in the form of hide-and-seek and also through burying objects and having others […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Benefits of Hide and Seek for an Adoptee
This year on National Adoption Day, approximately 5,000 children will be formally and legally adopted into “forever families” across the United States. Celebration cakes will be shared and extended families will honor the newest members of their families. We at Boston Post Adoption Resources recognize the importance of this day. Permanent families are created and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Sorting Through Conflicting Feelings on Adoption Day