Planting Seeds of Growth in Your Adoptive Family

Have you ever wondered how a tiny seed, when planted in the right environment, receives nurturing care, and is given time to grow, can blossom into a beautiful plant? 

This natural process mirrors the journey many adoptive families embark upon. In the garden of family life, each member is both a gardener and a budding plant, contributing to and benefiting from the nurturing environment of the family. But as with any garden, there are obstacles along the way.


Nurturing Connections: Planting Seeds of Learning for Adoptive Moms


Are you frustrated & feeling defeated because your adopted daughter won’t let you teach her anything? 
Or your son always insists he already knows whatever you’re about to tell him?

Today’s topic is:
Fostering a positive learning environment for adoptive moms with severely attachment-challenged children or teens.

As moms we want to teach, train & influence our child/children for good.  We know that attachment challenges affect learning and behavior in children and teens. 
This can create a looming gap between all we’d otherwise be able to teach our children and what they’ll actually be receptive to.

Presence of Trauma Effects Despite Lack of Memory

If your adopted child has no memories or very limited memories about their life prior to coming to live with you, does that mean that any trauma they suffered has no effect because they don't remember any of it? 
Let's find out.

This episode of 2nd Moms Circle for Christian Adoptive Moms is a bonus Tuesday Trauma Tip. I'm Dawn Baggett, your host and post-adoption mom coach. Understand that I am not a doctor or a therapist, and nothing in this podcast content is offered as medical or mental health diagnoses, treatment, or cure.
That said, it's my goal to keep these bonus episodes short. So, here's your trauma tip for today:

Today's Tuesday Trauma Tip

Do not rely on what a child explicitly remembers to judge whether some past experience or trauma affects them in the present. 

Just because they were “too young to remember” or can't recall prior early childhood, or even pre-birth traumas, it doesn't mean that a child isn't affected and doesn't have lingering effects of an earlier trauma.

I wonder how understanding this Tuesday Trauma Tip can help you today in interacting with your child, your teen, or even your young adult who may have been affected by early childhood trauma.

Group members can continue the discussion over in our Facebook group. 

Be sure to follow the podcast and join the Facebook group, Circle of Second Moms for more targeted support as you navigate the journey in your post-adoptive family. 
Interested in individual coaching? Let’s talk. Click the Coaching tab in menu at the top of this page to get started. 

And as always, 


Dawn T. Baggett
Post Adoption (Mom) Coach 


Are you an adoptive mom? 
Me too!

Publishing this podcast & companion blog is one way that I stand in the gap for second moms with similar challenges to what I’ve gone through myself as an adoptive mom. 

Listen & subscribe to the podcast for free on your favorite listening platform.  
(Scroll down for Apple Podcasts & Spotify links).

The companion Circle of Second Moms Facebook group is a place to go deeper on topics that we touch on in the public podcast episodes along with guided journaling and more. 
Tap the JOIN LINK HERE for group access. 

Group members who want next level support through private coaching with me are invited to apply for  private coaching by scheduling an application call. To do that click HERE.

Through these avenues it’s my desire that many adoptive moms are able to close the gap and feel fully supported in a way that align with their Christian values and helps them grow in their faith while feeling more confident and empowered in their mom roles and beyond. 

DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor nor a therapist. None of the content published on this website is offered or presented as medical or mental health, diagnosis or treatment. As a coach I do not offer mental or medical health diagnosis, treatment or cures.  Furthermore, nothing herein is to be considered professional legal advice. 
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