8 Ways to Bond With Your Child

Perhaps one of the biggest worries that hopeful parents have is that they won’t bond with their new baby.  As adoptive parents, we don’t get 9+ months to grow our belly, feel kicks, learn their habits or feel their hiccups. Instead, our months are usually filled with unknowns, anxiety, fear, excitement, hesitant preparation, and a lot of waiting. I’m here to tell you good news. You

Post-Adoption Depression. Yes, It’s a Real Thing.

Post-adoption depression, much like post-partum depression describes the stress, anxiety, and emotions that may follow after your adoption takes place. Although it may not be a formally recognized diagnosis, it is very real. It’s typically preset in new mothers by adoption after the placement has happened or the adoption is finalized. And possibly the hardest part is that no one tells you, no one warns

Why I Will Never Refer to My Daughters as “Twiblings”

I am a mama of two beautiful girls. They are now 20 months old and 14 months old. That’s right – only six months apart. Life is wildly adventurous and beautifully chaotic with two toddlers but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. My daughters have brought me more love, lessons, and adventure than I could have imagined. Their relationship, even at such a young age,

The Easy, Peasy Step-by-Step Guide to Adoption

I almost laughed out loud when I titled this “easy peasy” because adoption is far, far from that. So, please, let me clarify.  When we decided to adopt, I knew nothing about the process. I was completely inundated and discouraged by all the things that Google told me. When you search “how to adopt”, Google comes back with 111,000,000 results. Amongst these are paid ads,