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Helping your adopted child in school

Our son is 11 and in the 5th grade. We adopted him this summer and he has been with us for just over a year now. He has many amazing talent…

Started by Yvonne

1 Sep 10, 2011
Reply by Rebecca Hawkes

Those who have adopted children 9 years of age or older, could you please share your experiences concerning bonding with them?

The oldest child we adopted had just turned 7 when she came to live with us. She is now 9 and we are thinking about adopting another 9 year…

Started by Shannon Feist

5 Oct 1, 2010
Reply by Deborah Mumm

Life Books

We are in the process of adopting our 4 year old child. He came to us at 3 1/2. I'd like to make him a Life Book but am not sure where to b…

Started by A Kish

1 Sep 17, 2010
Reply by Chandra Kaye Regan

Introduction after lurking for a year

Hello all!  Just introducing myself.  I'm Sandra and my hubby and I adopted siblings 3 years ago out of foster care.  They were five and si…

Started by Sandra Nardoni

3 Jun 21, 2010
Reply by Sandra Nardoni

Learning Delays & Grade Levels?

Our 16 yr. old daughter, adopted from Russia at 11 is a freshman in HS.  We are glad we kept her back as she struggles to get good grades. …

Started by Deborah Mumm

4 Mar 29, 2010
Reply by Deborah Mumm

New Year, New Adoptive Parenting Class!

Hi Friends, Please join me in spreading the word about a class I have developed and am facilitating that begins February 10, 2010. Parent…

Started by Judy

0 Jan 4, 2010

Holding my girl back at school?

My girl is a little behind for her age at school, the teacher is telling me I should probably hold her back at kindergarten for one more ye…

Started by Viviana Rocha

9 Nov 24, 2009
Reply by Annie Kitching


I'm new to Adoption Voices. My preferred age range for adopting is 2 to 8, so this looked like a good group for me to look to to learn abou…

Started by Whittier Strong

0 Nov 18, 2009

The challenges of teenagers!

We adopted Tatiana when she was almost 11 from Russia. She lived a turbulent childhood, moving from family to orphanage, to foster family b…

Started by Deborah Mumm

2 Sep 10, 2009
Reply by Deborah Mumm

I adopted my 13yr old DS! Half sib question!

With DS's adoption it wasn't planned to be open we originally went in to terminate her rights. He is DH's bio son. Well she showed up and d…

Started by Jamie and Juan

4 Aug 28, 2009
Reply by Christine Mitchell




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