Adoption and Foster Care

Why AP?

September 23, 2009

This post addresses a sensitive topic, and therefore might generate some strong emotions. I am a very vocal advocate of attachment parenting and the consequences that impact our lives if we choose not to fully attach to, and be attached to by, our children. As I sit holding my 14 1/2 month old son, he […]

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The Journey To Attachment Parenting

August 9, 2009

Since this is my first post, I thought I would use a piece I wrote when my son, Matteo was just a couple of months old. It was written late one night, when I realized just how I had gotten to believe and feel as strongly as I did about my parenting ideals. My journey […]

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Expanding our attachment

September 28, 2008

By Melissa of Colorado, USA, who blogs at Nature Deva Last night, we embarked on the first step of our journey of becoming foster-care parents in hopes to eventually adopt a child. After sitting in a meeting with other parents like us, I learned that we all had the same idea: It is wonderful that […]

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Cobathing

August 20, 2008

Bath time in our house is a social event. Since becoming the parents of a demanding toddler (armed with a growing vocabulary), my husband and I can hardly remember the days when taking a shower added up to a) showering alone, and b) getting in, washing up, and getting out. In our childhood, my husband […]

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Separation Parenting?

June 16, 2008

Sometimes when folks learn we co-sleep with our kids, they suggest, not too subtly, that we do so in order to meet *our* needs, not those of our kids. While there is something incredibly special about cuddling our kids in the middle of the night, after five years of co-sleeping, I assure you that Ann […]

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Follow the Leader

May 5, 2008

Although I think we would have ‘found’ attachment parenting eventually, it was our daughter Sophia, born in Guatemala and now 5.5, who showed us the way. As Ann and I waited for the adoption process to move through its steps we kept busy preparing for her arrival. We blindly went out and bought her a […]

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