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Lisa
"The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be..."
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Like most couples, DH and I assumed that we could get pregnant whenever we were ready. So, after our daughter was born, we decided to wait for a couple of years before trying to have the next child. Unfortunately, when we were ready to try again, months went by without... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Contrived Melodrama.
When my son first came home from the orphanage, he was absolutely oppositional. If I said that the sky was blue, he'd argue. If he asked for milk and I brought him a glass, he'd adamantly claim that he wanted something else. (No one said that kids with AD had... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Contrived Melodrama.
Or, "Why is this kid so hard to parent!?!" In a nutshell, his trust has been broken. Frankly, his heart's been broken, too, though it's hard to remember that when he's peeing down the heat registers because he's angry. Babies and little children are helpless. If the adults in their... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2010 at Contrived Melodrama.
It's a valid question, after all. It's one my adopted daughter asked me, on more than one occasion. It's one I asked myself on other occasions. It's a question I asked some of the "experts" I contacted. (Well, I asked in my head, anyway. Even at my worst I usually... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Contrived Melodrama.
Sardoodledom. I can't think of a more appropriate word for life after adoption of a child with attachment disorder. Once you've adopted a child with AD, minor events are suddenly infused with contrived melodrama. You want me to go to bed? Oh, the unbearable anguish! What? I can't wear hooker... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at Contrived Melodrama.
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