Can I just say…I LOVE THIS BOOK! It is so informative and so honest. I finished it a few days ago and I’m so grateful that a resource like this is available to us.
A few thoughts…though
Yikes! Sometimes as I was reading, my heart started beating faster and I wondered “Am I really going to be able to do this?” Somedays when I find myself losing patience with my birthchildren, I wonder if I’m going to have the patience to deal with a grieving toddler. It’s kindof scary to think about. Not to mention the fact that I will be dealing with not one, but two toddlers at the same time. My baby will only be about 20 months old when she comes home. They are close in age, and I’m sure that it will be difficult. But you know, I take a deep breath and think again. “Can I do this?” and the peaceful thought comes loud and clear “YES! I can do it! And dang, I will probably be good at it too!” LOL
I am so grateful there is a book like this though, so that I know what I can expect. That way I can make plans in advance for how I will handle different situations. I definately recommend this book for anyone who is considering adopting a toddler from here or another country. Two thumbs up!