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The Readoption Process in California

The Readoption Process in California

If you have adopted a child from another country in conformity with that country’s adoption laws, then the heavy lifting of the legal steps involved in the adoption is done, but to fully protect your child and your relationship with him or her, completing the process...
3 Benefits of Adopting Your Stepchildren

3 Benefits of Adopting Your Stepchildren

Adopting a stepchild is a voluntary act, and not all stepparents adopt their spouse’s children, but doing so can bring about some extraordinary benefits in the lives of the stepchild, the stepparent, and the spouse of the stepparent. Here are three primary benefits of...
Birth Order and the Blended Family

Birth Order and the Blended Family

We have six kids. I suppose anybody from a big family gets used to being asked “what number” they are. My younger ones have to think about it. So do my two eldest. Our adopted daughter, now 21, was the youngest of five siblings in her birth family in Africa. When we...