Tag Archives: Expectations vs. Realities

Loving Your Older Child, Even When the Feeling Is Missing

A WACAP parent’s tips on how to build emotional connections with our children, especially older kids, even when it’s hard to ‘feel the love.’ Continue reading

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Adoption FAQ: On Pre-Adoption Preparation and ‘Really’ Being Prepared

China adoption staff answer an FAQ about preparing to adopt, while pinpointing what’s always hard to plan for … Continue reading

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“What to Expect, Adoption Style”: One Couple’s Adoption Story

Erin and Joel adopted their son, Carsen, in 2015. Today, he’s a spirited four-year old, and Carsen’s parents can’t imagine their lives without him. Continue reading

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The Waiting Game: “How long does it take to adopt?”

“How Long Does it Take to Adopt?” Everyone wants to know. How long, really? Waiting is one of the most excruciatingly unpredictable pieces of the adoption process for prospective families. My answer? It can take a while. Much of it … Continue reading

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Reality, Not Romance

Last fall I met a young man adopted internationally. He had been home for one year, and I was taken by his maturity and language development. He is a young teenager, and I was getting to know him a bit … Continue reading

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It Takes a Little Time

I’ve heard them time and again. Questions about adoption can often come across as riddles, often leading to even more questions. Most often, I find that my answer invariably begins with the phrase, “It depends.” This question, however, has a … Continue reading

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