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Adopting Amo – Part 8: Unexpected Heartache

Amo accessorising at lunch

Before I get into the story, I should explain something. During the parenting training we were told a bit about how government views family situations. If the biological parents of a child are willing to make an effort in rectifying their circumstances in order to get a child back, government will favour reconciliation with the biological family over placing the child in foster care or adoption. Continue reading

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Adopting Amo – Part 6: Train the Parents in the Way They Should Go…

With Uncle Don, playing with stacking thingies. Day out at Monte – December 2009.

As I mentioned in my last post, there was now a process to be followed. Being fairly ignorant of adoption processes in general, we were quite surprised by some of these things. We appreciate them now and believe they are necessary but it was weird at first. Read on and tell me what you think. Continue reading

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Adopting Amo – Poll: Do you think…

In my articles so far, I have raised the question of cross-cultural adoption and how I’ve felt about it. Now I’d like to hear what you have to say. Be honest and submit your answer below. It’s completely anonymous so no-one, including me, will know what you’ve said. If you have more to say, you are most welcome to share your thoughts below the poll.

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Adopting Amo – Part 4: Counting the Cost

Christmas Day 2009 - 14 months old. This little fairy dress barely fits her dollies now, let alone her.

In my last post, I gave you an idea of the choice one has when adopting a child. Questions of gender, age and race, as well as others, have to be considered when walking this road. When you realise the weight of these choices, you need to take an honest look at what you think you are and are not able to handle. Continue reading

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Adopting Amo – Part 1: How We Got to Where We Were

First day out with us from the home - early December 2009 (Amo was 14 months old)

Adoption has been on our hearts for a long time. We were reminded by our close friends, Marcus & Adele, that we had even spoken about adoption during pre-marital counseling. Liezl and I got married in 2004 and our rough plan was to wait a couple of years before trying to make babies. Adoption was effectively forgotten for those first few years of marriage. Continue reading

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