Adjusting to Life at Our House


Snack table at Baby Girl’s baby welcoming.

We were matched with Baby Girl when she was eight months old. When we went through the 12 week foster-adopt classes, we were told that however long your child experienced trauma it would take them at least TWICE that long to be able to deal with it well.

Since she came to live with us at eight months old, that means she’ll be about two years old before she can deal with things well. She’s an amazing kid that’s growing and learning every day but there are some behaviors that are holdovers from her time with her second family and some things that she didn’t learn with them that she’s having to learn with us.

She seems to like us. We like her. This will be a bit of an adventure.

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