What I Want My Own Adoptive Parents To Know

From a very early age, I was told that I was adopted. And while a part of me understood the facts, they had no emotional meaning to me. My family was MY family. And I

Adopted And Abused – How I Learned Not To Trust

My brother was going snowmobiling. His friends were all sitting around the kitchen table carrying on while waiting for him.  Nana, my adoptive grandmother was also there. I was doing the dishes.   These friends

Adult & Adopted: What I Wish I Could Have Told My Teenage Self

I was about 14 or 15 and an adopted friend of mine was visiting. In front of my adoptive grandmother, she said she was searching her biological family. She had the blessings and support of

Feeling Triggered By Your Kids? Here’s What To Do…

Children act out. They explore their little world while trying to find their place in it. Sometimes their behavior is different than what we expect, and that can challenge, frustrate, even infuriate us. But they’re

Are You A Horrible Adoptive Parent? (It’s Ok)

As someone who works with adoptive couples who are ready to become adoptive parents.  and subconsciously or overtly worry about their ability to be the loving parents they want to be - I help you

What All Adoptive Parents Need To Know About Parenting in 2017

There is a big shift happening in parenting and here is what all adoptive parents need to know about parenting an adopted child in 2017. Positive parenting begins BEFORE the child enters the family. It doesn't