Parenting International Adoptees: The Restricted Information

If you are the parenting  an internationally born child, teen, young adult or adult, chances are you would give your right arm (maybe even your Starbuck’s latte) to know what they are REALLY thinking and feeling.

It’s what my daughter calls “restricted information.” “Why is it restricted?” I ask, holding on to her every word, listening for clues for what is on HER mind, despite the fact that via my adoption adoptionprofessional  work, I’ve got a pretty good clue. “Because I don’t want to hurt you, or make you feel bad about stuff,” she replies. “But what stuff?” I ask.

“You know Mom, just stuff.”

So, this year, our 20th anniversary year, The Ties Program has been on a mission to share the “stuff” we’ve learned, We are grateful so many international adoptees have shared their hearts with us, and given us permission to share with you.

From the beginning, it was clear that the information at hand is very READ MORE

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