Adoption is different to parenting birth children. You need the same strength of character, perseverance and patience AND you need empathy, understanding and a huge barrel of compassion.

Bravery is central to adoption. The brave hearts of these children who have many times been let down very early in their lives, the bravery to keep going, to be resilient, resourceful and to dare to trust again is amazing.

Also those looking to be adoptive parents – the bravery you will need to parent in a therapeutic way is immense. There will be and are times of doubt, struggle and despair. BUT the courage to carry on means we can make a difference and help break the cycle for our children.

BraveHeart aims to help adopters focus on looking after themselves so they can build resilience and strengthen all the muscles needed to be a good parent, friend and comforter to our children. Sometimes we lead them, other times we will have to walk along side them, other times we may have to let them walk a different path. All the time we need more strength, awareness and understanding of their challenges, and how those challenges impact our own feelings and actions.

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An orchard of trees

I bought myself a Mothers Day present this year - a necklace with an engraving of a tree on it. Around the bottom of the tree the names of all five of us in our family are engraved, myself my husband ...
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Spring has sprung – or has it?

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A risky business this thing called life

I’ve been mulling over the word risk this week. There are many things in life that require an amount of risk and I’ve discovered that it’s actually everything! Getting out of bed in the morning ...
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A piece of peace

There’s not much peace around me at the moment. Many of my adoption friends are finding life particularly challenging with their children and the general pressures of life. I too am finding that th ...
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The first step is the hardest

'The toughest thing you ever did could well be the best thing you ever did.'  Our blog buddies title this week and one I could write on from a few different angles but I’ve decided on one. This we ...
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