Newly adoptive families need help! Before adopting, I did not understand all the adjustments a family undergoes when they adopt. I guess I figured with adoption, you don’t experience the sleep deprivation that comes with bringing home a newborn (that’s so not true). And I didn’t realize those first few months together are so crucial to attachment for the parents and the child – for us, that means no babysitters or nursery care until my child understands I am “Mama” and not just another caregiver.
I just read an excellent blog post about Helping a Family Who Recently Adopted. There were times after coming home I felt like I was alone on this journey. Thank you to those who have prayed for our family during this time. I am also grateful for the ladies who brought us dinner. That was such a blessing, especially on the days when I couldn’t seem to get anything done. It’s been almost two months since our newest little boy joined our family, and we are finally starting to figure out our family’s new routines.