The Dutch Rush

They're Dutch and Life's a Rush

Much has been said about the trauma of an adopted child. There are books, blogs, foster training, and conversations with other adoptive parents. It all becomes a little overwhelming after awhile. It affects how you view a child to be constantly thinking about the ways they can (and do) act out because of their fear …

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This bonding and attachment stuff has been one of the craziest things I’ve experienced. I mean, four new people in our family all needing to feel that they belong here, all at once. Some days it feels like our whole family is on a giant emotional roller coaster.

It seems terribly unwise to say a word about parenting just now. I mean, any bystander observing what occurs on the way to and from church each week would see that I might need my head examined. My usual disclaimer, of course, still stands: There is not a single perfect person living here. I continue …

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These are days I’m pretty sure our family will never forget. Adding four small children to our family (for however long they stay) has been life altering for sure! Because I am not able to share many details about these children on the blog, I’ll share a few words that have given me some encouragement. …

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