May you be edified here and see adoption through the eyes of adopted, foster, and aged-out kids of all ages. And, for fellow adoptees and foster kids, may your complex identity become unshakable.

My story is that I’ve gone from nameless to shameless. Immediately after my birth, my mother disappeared, and I was named […]

Taming Temper Tantrums in Adopted Toddlers

Dear sweet mamas of toddlers,

Some days you feel like you can’t take it, right? Especially when your child throws tantrum after tantrum. You’ve read every book, talked to counselors, fellow parents, and gone to support groups, but nothing seems to work. You might feel guilty for your stressed responses to the tantrums.

“Might?” you […]