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
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
The Graveyard Book, a Newbery Medal-winning children’s novel written by Neil Gaiman, can be a great adult read for adoptive parents. The story starts when an infant is adopted by ghosts who always wanted children. His adoptive mother, who happens to be a friendly ghost, has an immediate connection to him and adopts him and keeps him safe. The […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Book Review – The Graveyard Book
It’s officially autumn. For us here at BPAR, it feels bittersweet because it means shorter days and the end of fun summer activities. As the days shorten and the air begins to feel crisp and cool, we tend to look over fall and head straight for winter. We begin to re-label fall “Almost Winter” and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nature’s Lessons During Fall