In July of 2011, I traveled half-way across the world to adopt a teenager. She instantly became the oldest of our 7 children. We were terrified---yet committed----to the unknowns of adopting a teenager out-of-birth-order. I write about some of our life here on my blog, but I also welcome private emails at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are needing input into life with an adopted teenager.
Interested in adopting an older child? Already committed to bringing one home? Curious as to how the adjustments to a new language, culture, and family have worked in out in our home?
Follow along as I blog about the realities of Adopting an Older Child.
Rescuing the Orphan
Can You Imagine?
Adopting the Older and Younger Child at One Time
The First Six Months
A Song for Mommy
Sisters: It's a Love/Hate Kind of Thing for Now
Homeschooling the Older Adopted Child
There is singing in heaven!
A Tale of Two Daughters
The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly: Realities of Older Child Adoption, Part 1
The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Ugly: Realities of Older Child Adoption, Part 2
10 Things You Wish You Knew About Older Child Adoption
Johanna and Residential Treatment