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ROMANCE, CHILD STYLE
Inspirational Human Interest / Parenting

ROMANCE, CHILD STYLE

By Renée Henning Romance may come early or late to an adopted child.  Pre-adoption experiences and societal expectations can affect his romantic life.  As shown below, the results are unpredictable–and often charming.  Here is a glimpse into the romantic life of three adoptees.  (All children’s names in this article were changed, to protect privacy.) […]

THE MYSTERIOUS CHILD
Parenting

THE MYSTERIOUS CHILD

By R. Dubucs All children are a mystery to their parents to some extent.  For a child born to the parents, the explanation for a particular mystery often becomes clear upon reflection.  To make sense of his unusual personality, behavior, or fears, the parent may only have to recall a […]

THE ADOPTED CHILD AT PLAY
Lifestyle / Parenting

THE ADOPTED CHILD AT PLAY

By R. Dubucs It has been said that play is the work of a child.  A child can learn about nurturing by playing with a doll, about gravity by playing with a ball, and about social skills by playing with a friend.  Play is so significant that pediatricians use it to […]

THE ADOPTED CHILD AND DISTRESSED SLEEP
Parenting

THE ADOPTED CHILD AND DISTRESSED SLEEP

By R. Dubucs  Often it is hard for new adoptive parents to learn much about their child’s pre-adoption life and current emotional state.  This can be particularly true if the child came from a foreign country, joined them before learning to talk, or experienced an unspeakable trauma.  However, some adoptive […]

MATCHMAKING AND THE ADOPTED CHILD
Parenting

MATCHMAKING AND THE ADOPTED CHILD

By R. Dubucs     There is widespread ignorance about matchmaking for adoption.  How is a match made between would-be adoptive parents and a particular child?  By popular belief, the match occurs because an adoption agency matched the parents’ characteristics and preferences with a child.  In reality, adoptions, like marriages, come about […]

The Tests of Mother Love
Parenting

The Tests of Mother Love

By Renée Henning Does an adoptive mother deserve a baby shower?  Recently a church women’s group had to make a decision.  A childless member of the group had adopted a child, and the women were unsure whether to give her the baby shower customarily honoring first-time mothers in the group.  […]

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