Welcome to my blog,  AdoptiveParent.wordpress.com!

I know that parenting is fulfilling and wonderful. However, it also has its challenges…

From my professional experience, as well as my personal experience as the mother of two adopted children and one biological daughter, I know that some issues need to be addressed differently when dealing with adopted versus biological children.  As an adoptive parent some of your challenges are unique – which is why I created this blog to help you better master the art of parenting and understand how your adoptive child perceives his world.

This blog site is the practical side of research and experience, the written result of spending more than 30 years counseling and learning from adoptive families. For too many years, adoptive families have been dealing with difficult issues all by themselves – for the most part thinking they are the only ones having problems. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

This blog is designed to give you practical advice – each entry will state a specific parenting issue  and options on how to deal with it so you can reinstate harmony in your family. For a more complete discussion of these same issues, please see my first book, Insight into Adoption.

This blog is written for you! I look forward to your comments on my posts and would love to hear what you think. I also encourage you to email me at btblomquist@gmail.com with any issues, questions, or problems you may be experiencing. If your issue has general interest to others (and most of them do), I’ll be happy to discuss it in my updates (not mentioning any names, of course.)

In addition to Insight Into Adoption, I have written three more books, all relating to adoption:  

Randy’s Ride is a story of a teen who leaves his loving adoptive home in search of a place where he belongs.  He learns in the ensuring months that he was in the right place all along.  A very good book for adoptive teens who are searching for identity.

Searching for Abby is a story about a married woman with a wonderful husband and children, but she is still searching for her identity. She feels complete to a point, but feels she needs to find her birth family to really be whole.  She learns what it takes to make her whole, it was inside herself all along.

Embracing the Adoption Effect relates 29 stories of families touched by adoption.  Interviews with adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents disclosed secrets and frustrations and amazing love that is innate within the adoption world.  Those interviewed revealed their strength, compassion,and coping skills while describing how adoption positively and negatively affects their lives.  This is an insight into all three sides of the adoption triad.  Impressive stories as told by remarkable people.

Thank you again for reading my blog. I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Parenting!

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