Holidays can be complicated for the adoptee or child in foster care. The Boston Post Adoption Resources blog addresses some of the emotions and tools families can use during holiday times.
Many adoptees or children in foster care may be thinking about Father’s Day this week. Ads for cards, gifts and activities centered on Father’s Day are a constant reminder. For some it is their biological or birth father. This may be a time for them to try and make sense of exactly what Father’s Day represents for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Father’s Day
“The Most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself” –Steve Maraboli Over the last few weeks I have spoken to many women about their feelings surrounding Mother’s Day. Most of the women I spoke with voiced how complex and hard Mother’s Day can be for them. It can bring up feelings […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Motherly Self-Love
I have a love/hate relationship with New Years. I love the energy that people have — excited for new challenges and helping to motivate and inspire each other. People are taking time to think about what it is they want out of life, what is important and how to make it happen. On the other […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Happy New Year: Now Go Love Yourself
Watching Elf together as a family provides a wonderful opportunity to open up a discussion around adoption. Elf is a playful adoption-themed movie, and it can ease some of the seriousness or anxiety around a subject that can be difficult or challenging for some kids and adults. Elf, staring Will Farrell, is a Christmas movie […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why You Need to Watch Elf with Your Child this Holiday Season
Many of us look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day. This special day is dedicated to honoring mothers and caregivers in our country. However, it can be complicated for the adoptee or child in foster care. Mother’s day is a time when adoptees and children in foster care think about not only their adoptive mothers, foster […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Mother’s Day