In this episode your heart will melt as you meet adoptive parents Jared and Renee, a couple who’s infertility and adoption attempt journey lasted them 17 long years before they were able to become parents to two siblings who have offered them both the joys and the struggles of all parents and some extra experiences that come from parenting children who bring with them complicated histories. This episode is beautiful. Don’t miss it. And share with your young parent or adoptive parent friends and loved ones.
Join Valerie and her guest expert and attachment therapist Rene as they dig into the nitty gritty of parenting littles. Rene specifically addresses the challenges that it is for adoptive parents to parent adoptive children who bring with them a “suitcase” filled with their untold (and untellable) stories. These “suitcases” sometimes clash with the parents own suitcases (histories, struggles, insecurities, relational traumas) and make parenting feel somewhat daunting. PS this does not just happen in adoptive parent/child relationships!