Success For Second Moms, Adoptive moms, pre-adoption trauma
If you're thinking about becoming an adoptive parent, or are in the process of adopting, you're probably aware of many challenges that come with the territory. From the paperwork and legalities to the physical and emotional tolls, there's no denying that adoption is a big undertaking.
What you may not be prepared for, however, are the pressures that come with being an adoptive parent over the long term. When you become an adoptive parent, you are signing up for a lifetime of love, laughter, and surprises. You might think that the biggest challenge you'll face as an adoptive parent is the initial adjustment period—getting to know your new child and helping them adjust to their new home.
But for many adoptive parents, the most challenging years are yet to come. In my program, Success For Second Moms I share about the life cycle of adoptive families and certain trouble spots to be aware of in each of the phases.Read more...
second mom tips, adoptive mother advice
If you're a second mom, you know the unique challenges that come with the role. You may feel like you're constantly playing catch-up, trying to figure out how to best help and support your partner and kids. While there's no roadmap for this parenting journey, there are some things you can do to make it a little bit easier.
Start by reaching out for support from other second moms – they'll likely understand what you're going through and can offer valuable advice. And don't be afraid to ask your husband for help too. But realize you both have your own stuff to deal with and may be a bit close to the issues to see each other's point of view very clearly.Read more...