Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Seeking some advice and ideas ...

My boss and her husband adopted a child from Mexico this year; well really it's been in the works for some time now, actually since his birth. Theirs was just one of those cases where if there was something that could go wrong, it did. Well, finally after two and one half years they are a family. He is a beautiful little boy, full of wonder and fear all at the same time.

All of this is still so new to him, and even though his adoptive parents made trips to see him as he grew, the transition is proving to be an experience. We all have been learning Spanish in order to be able to speak to him as well as some of our clients. Try as we might though, it's not fluent enough to help ease his fears and make him feel like he is a part of things yet.

If any of you have ever adopted a child from another country, if you know of any techniques, or places to get help in making the transition easier, please leave a comment. I promise to pass it along, for Benjamin's sake, thanks!

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