When Dreams Die

Thank you to one of our Warrior Dad’s for sharing his story of dreams, losing them and then finding them for your children. In the beginning, we all have dreams for our children. Whether it was in the hospital delivery room, or like for us, the day in court when the judge pronounced us adoptive […]

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What Your Adoptive Teenager Wants You To Know

I know the majority of parents can agree that being a teenager wasn’t all that easy. Puberty, recognizing that the opposite sex didn’t actually have cooties, having BO, anxiety and of course the sassy attitude that always got you into trouble were pretty standard teen stuff. Face it, adding the ending -teen on your age […]

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The Faces We Wear – Part One

Recently, I walked past a mom that I know in passing and casually asked her how she was doing. She surprised me. Usually she gives a chipper answer, life is good, great, couldn’t be better, basically has the face on. Today was different. Today she told me she was tired and she wasn’t doing very well. […]

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Do you know your love language?

One of my favorite books is The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Gary encourages you to figure out your loved ones love language and how to best fill their love tank. He explains how to show your spouse, child, or other loved ones that you love them, in a way they will appreciate and […]

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Am I Eugene’s Parent?

In seventh grade, I knew parents that loved their son so much, they turned a boy with some social issues into the school geek. Eugene* (name changed) was a nice and shy student. His pale skin, dark hair with a cowlick in the front, and over-sized glasses didn’t help him with his struggle to fit […]

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