The 7 Best Books for Parents Considering Adoption

The 7 Best Books for Parents Considering Adoption

By Aurora
The best way to make the adoption process go smoothly is to do your homework! Read everything you can and seek out answers to all of your burning questions.  To get you started, here are some recommended books for parents considering adoption: 1. 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew In 20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, an adoptee offers insight into the unique emotional challenges adopted children face by sharing case studies.  2. Adopting the Hurt Child: Hope for Families with Special-Needs Kids – A Guide for Parents and Professionals Through this book, you can learn from other parents who have helped their adopted children heal from emotional trauma. 3. Confessions of an Adoptive Parent: Hope and Help from the Trenches of Foster Care and Adoption  Mike Berry has fostered and adopted children of his own and offers his insider’s perspective in this faith-based

Advice from Adoptive Parents: What They Wish They Knew Before Adopting

By Aurora
You can read every book on adoption out there, but when it comes to your actual adoption, you may be blindsided by some things that no book or Internet article could have prepared you for. We asked some adoptive parents what they wish they had known before adopting and asked them to mention any advice they would give to families looking to adopt. Betty and Melinda Potts-Cerio adopted two sisters they had fostered through Community Based Care of Central Florida. They said,”Our best advice is to learn everything you can! Most importantly, educate yourself about the effects of trauma on kids.  Seek out and know your resources then use them!  Self-care is so important as well. Take care of yourselves so you can take care of your kids.  These kids are counting on you, go make a difference!” Annette Marie Griffin, whose debut children’s book What Is A Family will be released next year,

7 Best Blogs By Real Adoptive Parents

By Aurora
  If you don’t personally know anyone who has adopted children, the process can be daunting and lonely. Fortunately, the Internet exists to let you know you’re not alone no matter what you are going through. Many adoptive parents have started blogs to share their adoption experiences and the joys of parenthood. Reading these blogs can help make you feel like you have a friend on speed dial ready to give you advice and guidance whenever you need it.  Here are a few of our favorite adoption blogs: 1. The Lucky Few Mother of three Heather Avis chronicles her journey as a parent to Macyn, Truly, and August, all of whom she and her husband adopted. Macyn and August have Down Syndrome, so this blog is especially relevant to those who are looking to adopt special needs children. Heather is a fierce activist for Down Syndrome and has been featured on