A seasoned adoption consultant weighs in.
If we had based our decision to adopt on Pippa's case notes alone, she wouldn't be with us today, and our lives would never have been changed in the most incredible way.
I was blindsided that the ‘magic of motherhood’ didn’t just happen.
It was the worst thing I could have done and almost destroyed our relationship permanently.
“I will continue to hold you in my heart, not judge circumstances I know nothing about, decisions I never had to make, weight I never had to carry.”
Making an adopted child feel like part of their new family takes years. Why don’t parental leave policies in Canada reflect it?
Attachment is a central issue in all adoptions. As a new adoptive mother, I needed to learn that the process of bonding and attachment takes time.
You won’t believe the weird, rude and downright offensive comments these adoptive parents had to field. Please be respectful.