Adoption Adventures
Would you adopt another child?

Would you adopt another child?

June 1, 2020

We are asked this question a lot, it is a really lovely question and brings with it so many other questions!!! :-) 

 

We look at this question and our journey as a family, it has had highs and lows and challenges in between, but we think that it has all lead to the right end result. 

 

If you have any questions then drop us an email on adoptionadventures123@gmail.com or on our social media on the following links. 

 

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Regression

Regression

May 26, 2020

Following last week's episode, I have been asked to discuss regression and how this looks in our family. I have given some real-life examples and our explanation as to why we responded the way that we did. 

 

If you find that this has raised even more questions, please drop us a line and we will look to dig deeper. :-) 

 

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Email: adoptionadventures123@gmail.com 

 

Interview with Janelle Malony

Interview with Janelle Malony

May 19, 2020

I caught up with Janelle Malony who is the author of Un-adoptable? Faith beyond foster care. She is a fellow adopter of an older child, we got together and shared our experiences and asked some questions. It was great to speak with another adopter who shared a lot of similar experiences and then get to see the differences too. 

You can find out so much more about Janelle from her website www.adoptiontolife.com 

As always, you can drop me a message on my social media links or via email on adoptionadventures123@gmail.com 

 

 

Discipline, where do you draw the line?

Discipline, where do you draw the line?

May 11, 2020

We received a great listener question on how do you know if bad behaviour is not connected to previous trauma and how do you then manage it? We are going to delve into some behaviour management tools and advice, we will then look at things that we have done and indeed the mistakes that we made. Hopefully, it will be helpful to you all. 

 

Keep the questions coming: 

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Matching

Matching

May 4, 2020

I have been asked how matching happens and what options there are available, so here I am answering that very question. I talk about the different options that I know of and how they work, I also look at how you can say no and feel ok about it. :-) 

 

Drop us your questions to adoptionadventures123@gmail.com and we will answer them on an episode. 

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Adopting when you have a birth child

Adopting when you have a birth child

April 27, 2020

I've been speaking with Charlie and Ann-Marie who have a birth child and are going through the adoption process. I was able to ask them about their journey, some challenges that they think could come up and other great topics. They were both so happy to share their story and to talk about their experiences. I hope you find it super useful too! 

 

Drop us a line on adoptionadventures123@gmail.com for comments or questions. 

Home schooling

Home schooling

April 20, 2020

It's day who knows what, we've had to step up and home school the little dude. How has that gone? What has worked and what has failed? What lessons have we learned from the whole experience? Find out on todays episode. 

 

Interviewing the little dude

Interviewing the little dude

April 14, 2020

Hey all! Thanks to the incredible talents of a listener called Liz, I am able to bring you an interview with Little Dude and a social worker, talking about what it is like to have 2 dads and other opinions from an adoptee. As always, you are more than welcome to bring your questions to us as a family to answer. Stay safe! 

 

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Meeting our little dude

Meeting our little dude

April 6, 2020

I'm reflecting on the first time that we met our Little Dude and how that felt. I talk through the process leading up to our first encounter...feels like a very long time back now, but the memory is as fresh as ever! :-) 

 

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Friends!!

Friends!!

April 1, 2020

I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to fall! (Come on, you know you sang it too!!)

 

In this episode, I am catching up with a great friend, who was truly instrumental in helping me to go down the road of adoption and whom I owe a lot too. We discuss, what it is like to see your friend go through the process and what some of the challenges or worries may be. 

 

Have a listen and let us know if you have any questions. 

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