Author Archives: forthesechildren

Stand With Me

I wanted to share something that has been on my heart for a while. It involves giving. As I have grown up, I’ve always found it easy to give financially, to bring a meal, to offer service to those I … Continue reading

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Korea Adoption and Adoptive Parenting Resource Links

The following is a list of links to resources related to Korea adoption, adoptive parenting, transracial parenting, etc. that I have been collecting over the years. These links and posts are by no means a comprehensive list of resources on … Continue reading

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Connecting with Holt

Holt International Children’s Services has announced that they will be discontinuing support for the Holt forum effective February 1, 2014. Holt encourages families and friends to stay connected to Holt through their social media sites and to look for connection … Continue reading

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Holt Guest House, “Family Room” (#405)

We traveled to Seoul in late November/early December 2013 and had the opportunity to stay at the Holt guest house for a week.  We had 4 people in our party, 2 adults (my husband and me) and our young children … Continue reading

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Importance of Documenting Your Child’s Mongolian Spots

As we near back-to-school time, I’m strongly recommending to my friends who have children with Mongolian Spots that you make sure that the Mongolian Spots are well documented with your child’s pediatrician as well as with their teacher, schools (file), … Continue reading

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Article: A Mom’s Heart on Race

I wanted to share this article about race with everyone. I think it is worth reading. This article is told from a Christian perspective. It does not celebrate ‘color blindness’, but rather celebrates the wonderful diversity in God’s children. One … Continue reading

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Opening Your Heart to the Children Who Wait

My daughter Charlotte is one of my life’s greatest joys.  She is the spirit of our family, a child whose very presence will bring a smile to your face.  She is our child who sings and dances her way from … Continue reading

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Photographers for Adoption Trip

Several of my friends who have adopted over the last few years have opted to use professional photographers to document their family’s experience. Though we didn’t use a photographer when we adopted our children as it wasn’t a common choice … Continue reading

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Adoptive Families: Age by Age Guide to Talking to Your Kids about Adoption

Adoptive Families has a helpful age-by-age guide to talking to your kids about adoption. Title: Adoption Through a Child’s Eyes Author: Lois Melina Quote: “By tuning in to what children understand about adoption at different ages, our talks become richer, … Continue reading

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Connecting with Other Adoptive Families

So, just how does one go about connecting with other adoptive families within the Korean adoption community?  Here are some things that may be helpful to consider: Are you hoping to connect with families at the same point in their … Continue reading

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