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Talking to Children About Adoption

Two big announcements before this post- first, I’m an aunt! My sister in law and brother in law {Travis’s brother} welcomed a baby girl this morning. She’s precious and perfectly healthy and we’re so thrilled to welcome her into our family. And secondly, I’ve added a new feature to my blog. It’s an Amazon bookstore full of hand-picked goodies approved by me.

The books I mention in today’s post are available for purchase in my amazon store, along with many other resources about Attachment Parenting, general parenting, raising kiddos in a Christian home, fun arts and crafts with your kids, Hyperemesis resources, and much more. All purchases made on Amazon {even for items not in my store} contribute a tiny portion to my blog. I’d love it if you could shop from my Amazon store when you’re browsing Amazon and help keep Love Makes a Family going strong! There’s a link to the store to the right of the main blog page. Continue reading

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So…I May Have Goofed…

I messed up. Can I have a do-over?

Okay, did I mention that I’m exhausted? In a recent entry, I attempted to discuss living the “adopted lifestyle.” By this, I meant that I did not want our family to live in a cloud of fear or guilt regarding our choice to adopt. I expressed that it is my belief that some families avoid vacations, certain movies, television shows, books, etc. because their child is adopted. While some of this avoidance may be necessary for older adopted children who have scars related to their adoption or time in foster care, I don’t think it’s necessary for every adopted child. Continue reading

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