Transitioning Home After Adoption
Regardless of the age of the child being adopted, bringing a newly adopted child home is an adjustment for the child, for the parents, and for others in the family, and adjusting is hard, time consuming work.
Every parent, and if the child is old enough, every child goes into adoption with expectations of their life post adoption. Very often these expectations do not meet reality, and unmet expectations bring their own stress.
Preparation in advance for the realities of newly adopted life and support during the transition time is crucial for adoptive families.
Creating a Family has an active and supporting online adoption support group full of people who have survived the transition period and can share their experience and support. We also have many resources to prepare adoptive families for transitioning home post adoption. A few we think you will find particularly helpful are:
- 9 “Easy” Tips for Surviving 1st 6 Months with Newly Adopted Kids (tip sheet)
- The New Normal – Life Once the Adoption Excitement Fades (blog)
- Transitioning Home: The First Months Post Adoption (1 hr radio interview with experts)
- The Myth of Love at First Sight (blog)
- Happily Ever After? Unexpected Stresses of Newly Adoptive Families (1 hr radio interview with 2 adoption therapists)
Many more Creating a Family radio interviews with experts, videos, blogs, fact sheets, and Q and A’s with Experts on transitioning home after adoption can be found at the icons below.
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