What they DON'T tell you on prep groups!
This is a blog of the things we have learned as a new adoptive Mum and Dad to three children under the age of five. For 'Mum' you can read 'Dad' and 'parent'. It is also a record of some of the things no-one told us on the prep groups. Some of it is what children get up to in general and some of it is adoption-specific. Regardless, it should be an interesting read for any parent, prospective and adoptive. Feel free to add your comments, which I shall publish.
5 Mar 2011
Being an adoptive Mum is...
...jumping up and down with happiness and relief that my oldest has been asked out on a play-date by a friend of his in his class. He was the only one asked too! This is HUGE. He doesn't have friends, he can't make friends, his 'friends' from the past have always been adults because he has needed the adults to help him to survive. He struggles with his peers, he drives them away because he doesn't know how to behave properly with them. Well now, he is on the road to proper friendships - yayyyy!