AdoptSpeak - The Social Network of the National Adoption Center
Latest Activity: Sep 5, 2013
Started by gary watts edwards. Last reply by hal barry Jun 6, 2011.
Started by Kelly Hargett. Last reply by hal barry Mar 7, 2011.
Started by Hal Kaufman Apr 2, 2010.
Hello. It looks like all the posts in this group are older. Is anyone considering single parent adoption? I am and would like someone to talk to, as well as bounce ideas off of.
Wishing everyone a fantastic New Year. Just renewed my homestudy and studying up on attachment and other issues common to adoption. Pursuing open adoption. Looking forward to learning more from people here.
LaToya - Thank you! I was a step-mom and foster parent for a while so I understand attachments and bonding but there's almost more to learn. Guess I'm a little afraid of the age - going for a teenager. I just see them as needing someone too...maybe even more so. I hope your second adoption smooths out and is a wonderful experience for you!
Hi Tammy! Welcome... My only advice would be to be patient and persistent. I have adopted 1 child and I am in the process of adopting a second (which is legal risk and has me pulling my hair out). Make sure you do a lot of research on attachment and bonding. That is important. With my oldest son, who is now 6, we had to do a bit of attachment and bonding exercises. Give lots of hugs and reassurance.
With only one more class to go - I can finally start to see adoption as reality. Any great advice for a single parent looking to adopt an 8 and up year old?
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