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Saturday, July 08, 2006
Adopting the Older Child
I'm reading "Adopting the Older Child" by Claudia L. Jewett. It's a must have for anyone considering or in the process of adopting an older child through domestic adoption. It literally walks you through every step of the process. The author interviewed families and children from all over the country and, using the data, developed 5 fictional children and 4 fictional families that go along the process with you.

The little girl that I talked about falling in love with a few posts back is off the photolisting website. I knew she wouldn't be there long but she was perfect for our family. I know that we're adopting a girl but yesterday I was looking at my state photolistings and I cried when I saw this little boy who's the same age as my younger ds. I can't imagine that poor little baby not getting the cuddles and love and protection from a mommy every day. I want to take him home, too. :( Too bad our house is so cramped as it is or I don't think I would ever stop adopting. Whoa, I'm getting ahead of myself. I should concentrate on getting the first one before I think of the second or third, LOL.