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Apr

Teaching Your Adopted Child to be Resilient

@@ happy boy swingInternationally adopted children have had their share...
13
Mar

A Tale of Three Crèches

Haiti Trip 2016 244In Haiti, most children eligible for...
15
Feb

Getting Your Child to Ride in Their Car Seat

boy-reading-book-2Most young children simply do not like their ...
30
Jan

What Kinds of Foods Can I Expect to See in Haiti?

haitian-food-_-credit-neededIn June, I was fortunate ...
18
Jan

Facing the Bathroom Blues

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16
Jan

Taking a Drive Through Haiti

Parents adopting from Haiti often ask us what it will be like when they arrive in their child’s native country. They want to know what to expect, what to prepare for and what to bring to make their trip more meani...
7
Nov

What’s the Big Deal About Birth Order?

birth orderAs a budding young psychology student in the ‘70s, I remember readi...
10
Oct

When Can My Child Stay Home Alone?

child-alone-_-credit-neededThe children are back in sc...
4
Oct

What Can I Do with my Host Child?

host childYou’re about to have an exciting time with your host child fr...
20
Sep

Why I Like Working in International Adoption

haiti-trip-2016-123About two years ago, I began...
14
Sep

First Experiences With Your Child

first beach trip4When you bring your child home to the United Sta...
13
Sep

Need a Step-Parent Home Study Completed in Indiana?

step-parent home studyStep-parent adoptions are becomi...
3
Aug

Preparing Your Anxious Child for the Start of School

school anxietyIs it that time already? With summer winding down a...
2
Aug

Markers and Mandalas and Coloring Books, Oh My!

coloring booksIf you have gone into any bookstore or big box craft shop la...
20
Jul

So You’re Thinking About Adopting An Older Child…

adopting an older childOlder child adoption is available through MLJ Adoptio...
6
Jul

What Should I Consider When Adopting An Older Child?

Every adoption has both its challenges and rewards, and this is especially true when adopting an older child. Parents who choose to adopt an older child should have certain characteristics. While the desire to adopt a...
22
Jun

Simple Tasks Can Lead to Big Breakthroughs in Adoption Attachment

adoption attachmentOne simple step towards building an attachment with you...
15
Jun

Thank You Dad!

boys - dad - loveJune 19th has been set aside to thank a...
13
Jun

The Beauty of Giving Voice

I am a new grandmother; well, seven incredible months into it. As Mumzi, which I am going to be called by my granddaughter, Fiona, I spend entirely too much time gazing at her pictures, re-watching her videos, and con...
2
Jun

Changing Bedtime from Chaos to Calm

bedtimeFew children like to go to bed in the...
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May

MLJ Adoptions Can Complete Your Hosting Home Report

orphan hostingOrphan Hosting is a life changing ...
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