Adoption Agencies Burlington WI
Wind Lake Family Medical Clinic
Camp Bo Bae Korean Culture Camp
J.D Civil Process And Repossions
Lutheran Counseling & Family Services
3800 North Mayfair Rd.
Adoption Avenues, Inc.
4465 Milton Avenue, Suite 104
Manuel Vivero Md Ofc
East Troy, WI
Korean American Childrens Culture Circle
Families Of Russian And Ukrainian Adoptions Wisconsin Chapter
Pauquette Adoption Services
315 W. Conant Street
International Adoption Program
Domestic Adoption Program
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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of La Crosse
3710 East Ave. South
La Crosse, WI
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Adopted Child, Adopting an Older Child and Raising Adopted Children
Adopting an Older Child
Adoption is increasingly becoming an option for many parents. While it is a popular choice for single parents and same-sex couples who want to raise children, many opposite-sex couples are also making an active choice for adoption of older children.
Bringing home an older adopted child for the first time requires care. The first few weeks, especially, are crucial. Your approach during this time will significantly impact the relationship your adopted child will share with his or her new family. Here are some tips to help you:
- Prepare your children in advance: If you already have children, it is important that you talk to them about the new arrival in advance. Prepare them on how they should interact with the adopted child.
- Assert your role as parent: Establish your role as the parent right from day one. While this may seem difficult, it is important that you combine love with firmness and lay down rules for your child to follow. This is especially important with older kids.
- Distribute chores and duties: Participating in household chores and duties will help your adopted child integrate with your family. It will also help prevent any resentment in your children.
- Adapt to your adopted child's needs: Many older children who have been placed in foster care may have a history of neglect or abuse and may be averse to display of intimacy or touch. It is important that you respond sensitively...
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