The holidays are coming up and nothing could be better than expanding your family just before Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time when families come together and celebrate everything they are thankful for in their lives. A new baby could be one of the many things to be thankful for this holiday season.…Continue
Added by Laurie Colton on November 29, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Whether your adopted child is your first or your fourth, savor these precious first moments. Now, to bond with your adopted child and make him feel he has always been a part of your family.
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Halloween can sometimes be a scary holiday for smaller or younger children, with all the ghouls, monsters and witches. If you still want your children to be involved in this holiday, but don’t want them to be frightened, there are a few activities you can do with them.Continue
Added by Laurie Colton on October 29, 2013 at 2:51am — No Comments
Adopting a child as a new member of your family is both exciting and stressful for the parents and the children. It would be best to talk openly about the adoption with your kids to help prevent problems with insecurity, confusion and jealousy. Here are some ways on how you can prepare your child/children for the arrival of an adopted sibling...
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Added by Karen Rodriguez on July 25, 2013 at 9:46pm — No Comments
I don't know whether I've lost my mind or if my ovaries are bored, but lately, I've had both babies AND puppies on the brain. Now I know that deep down, I don't REALLY want to go back to that whole beginning stage of sleep deprivation and cleaning up poo every ten minutes. But, that certainly hasn't stopped me from obsessing…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 16, 2013 at 6:24pm — No Comments
Endangered animals are a subject that's very close to my heart, so this Christmas I'd like to offer two people the chance to win an animal adoption for a year from the World Wildlife Fund. Here are just some of the animals on offer that you can adopt:
Added by Sibel Hodge on December 20, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Really glad it's Monday after a crazy weekend of non-stop kid activities and sports. Even though I'm working, I'm actually sitting down as opposed to any given day on the weekend. Read more about it on my blog...Room for One More
Added by Evelyn Bjornson on September 17, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Nothing really surprises me when it comes to my kids, but I seriously don't know what possesses them to do some of the crazy, stupid things they do. And sometimes, it's really really hard to be the parent and not laugh at those crazy, stupid things. (Cause let's be honest, some of them are pretty freaking hysterical!) The latest thing that made me go hmmm? My son decided…Continue
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For some time, Bunny has been experiencing a reoccurring nightmare. She dreams monsters come in our house and eat our entire family, except for her. She is left alone with no parents, no home, and no place to go.
Added by Lanita Moss on January 10, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
I am so happy My Birthday Is September, and Other Short Stories is on Amazon top 100-best selling list again. The paperback copy stayed on the list for three weeks when it was first published in September.
After having taught middle school for 17 years, I understand what teens go through…Continue
Added by Nicole Weaver on December 20, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments
This past Sunday I told my oldest child that I was thinking about going to church. I don’t go often. She asked me in a very serious voice to be sure to pray for her sister. I was surprised by this and jokingly asked her if she wanted me to pray for her sisters soul. She said “Yeah mommy”. I asked her why and she told me that when the girls attended a memorial…Continue
Added by Elayne on November 9, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments
Yesterday was the start of National Adoption Month. Around our house I have been busy writing articles for Adoption.Com on different ways to celebrate the month, and we have all been sporting purple ribbons for adoption awareness.
Adoption is a big thing in our family. I am an adopter. I adopted my…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on November 2, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
As an American, there are a few things I take for granted, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness being the big three. I’m also guaranteed certain liberties such as the right of free speech, the freedom of religion, and the right to own a gun.
Another right I have as an American that I don’t…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 20, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments
As internationally adopted children, I know a part of them still resides in their birth countries. As they grow up as red, white, and blue Americans, Elle is still Russian, and Bunny is still…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 13, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments
This morning, over a cup of coffee, I read this headline in the Hollywood Reporter.Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 6, 2011 at 8:20am — No Comments
In years past we have celebrated with cake and singing, taking time to celebrate the expansion of our…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 27, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments
When Elle was in the lower grades of elementary school, she brought home an assignment. They had been studying the 50 states in school and how the states related to the students. The worksheet was a map of the United…Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on September 20, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments
When I think of the Russians and what they wear on their heads, I think of furry military hats or colorful babushkas (head scarves) tied around the babushka’s (grandmother’s) heads. Before I adopted Elle, I rarely thought of baby beanies we put on our infants heads.
Added by Lanita Moss on September 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments