How to Use This Blog

A Wayfarer is a person who is traveling, a particular place, a circumstance, a stage of life, etc. Let's walk the road of adoption together. The journey is so much better with company!
Much of this information is useful for any adoption, but this blog is designed to be a
I hope this blog will be helpful to you in your adoption whether you are considering, waiting or home. I started this blog when we were adopting and found there was next to nothing on the web in any orderly manner. I set about to collect information for myself and then for others. Now, there are more sites for resources, but still not much that brings it all together. I hope this blog will serve as a sort of clearing house for Ethiopian Adoption Information. Please feel free to contribute your knowledge through commenting.
You can search by topic in three ways. 1. Go to the "key word" tabs on top and open pages of links in those topics. 2. Use the "labels list" in the side bar or 3. use the "search bar" above the labels list. You can also browse the blog by month and year in the Posts section or in any of the above as well. The sidebar links are to sites outside of this blog. While I feel they provide good information, I can not vouch for each site with an approval rating. Use your own discernment for each. If you have more to add to the topic, please add it in the comment section of that page or post.
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Welcome to the journey!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Twinning or more...

Just wanted to pass along this super great post by a mom who has done more than artificially twin her kids. She actually has 5 kids all age nine at the moment. It is an excellent read and picture of what this can look like. There are lots of cautions out there, all with good intent and all good things to think about. But, the reality is sometimes you don't know you are creating this situation. You think your child is older or younger than he actually is..... you get artificial twins. Or, the child you have fallen in love with on the waiting child list just happens to be a "twin" with a child you have at home. Is it the end of the world? Should you avoid it?
Read this mom's post: Stillwater

In our case, we adopted two boys who were of undetermined age distance apart. Ends up being about 8 months. Yes, we have Like Twins. But, they are so not twins and we are able to put them in different grades which helps a lot. I think it has it's definate benefits and challanges. I don't think one outweighs the other. Just what is best for your family.......... of course if you don't always know that is what you are getting, well you just have to adjust. That is an important skill in the world of international adoption, not to mention parenting in general!

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