Adoption: in their words
I’m working on a book about adoption, and wonder if some of you might have kids adopted at age 5 or older who are willing to share about their early days home so that other new parents can be wise when helping their children settle in. I’m wondering three things specifically:
1. What were some of the hardest things about getting used to new parents?
2. What did your new parents do that made you feel most welcome and part of the family?
3. What would your advice be to other parents to help kids settle in?
If your kids are willing to answer any or all of those questions, you can comment below (anonymously or with your own name), or email me privately with what your kids have to say. mary.owlhaven at gmail.com. Thanks so much to whomever might be inclined to answer. I found that it was hard to speak about this topic with my own older girls. (Oh, I was afraid to hear what they thought I’d done wrong!) But it feels to me there is probably a lot of insight out there within the hearts of the kids who’ve experienced these huge changes for themselves.