with open arms: adopting from disruption

March 19, 2015 disruption, March 2015 Feature - Disruption, older child adoption, PTSD 8 Comments

We stood shivering on a strange doorstep sixteen long hours from home. It was nerves mixed with excitement that churned inside me as we raised our hand to knock on the door. A stack of boxes and suitcases greeted us in the foyer when the door opened. We stepped inside and a little boy with …Read More

DanDan’s struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

September 19, 2011 PTSD 0 Comments

In the world of special needs adoption, not all “special needs” are known or expected. Sometimes a perfect, healthy child turns out to be more complicated than anticipated. And some of the most difficult special needs can not be seen or touched or scanned with an MRI. My oldest daughter, DanDan, is the one who …Read More

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