Who is Your ‘Real’ Mother?

Adoption awareness month is coming to an end and I wanted to share this blog written by a guest blogger. As adoptive parents we hear our children asked this question so frequently, and our children hear it much more frequently. It can be a tough question to answer but the writer makes it so clear that children can easily understand. Hopefully this story will help parents also and open a conversation with your children, both adopted and not…

Trying2Express Blog

The following is the first in my series of blogs on the topic of adoption. This is written by a guest blogger who wishes to remain anonymous. I feel it’s the perfect story to open the subject, as it touches on one of the most difficult questions adopted children and families face. There are many ways to answer this question, but I feel the analogy the writer makes here is treated beautifully, with respect to all those involved in the adoption triad. The adoption triad includes birth family, adoptive family and child. I cannot express my gratitude enough to the writer for sharing one of her personal experiences which will hopefully shed a little light on a sensitive topic.  

Who is Your Real Mother?

Over two decades ago, my husband and I adopted a six-year-old girl from another country.  Since Elaina, as I’ll call her, did not speak our language, or look at all like us, or the…

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