Author Archives: Mary Ostyn

Nurturing Your Marriage During Adoption

Nurturing Your Marriage During Adoption

After a new child comes home, it can be tricky to figure out how to nurture both the new relationship with your child and the existing relationship with your partner. People these days tend to think that going out on dates with your spouse is an essential part of a healthy relationship. New moms sometimes feel pressured to

The Adoption Journey: Parenting Resistant Kids

Many mommas go into adoption with the idea that after a year or two of newness, kids will settle in and life will get back to normal. A new normal, surely, but something that feels comfortable and livable. Even parenting kids somewhere in the middle of the “difficulty” spectrum can drain a parent’s emotional energy

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