A few years ago, Aimee Ryan’s family decided (existing kids included) to expand from 5 to 7 members by adopting from China. Although each country’s adoption process is different, in this episode Aimee breaks down logistics and describes what the process was like for her family- including the “grief” of adoption. She describes how training prior to the adoption process has changed and things her whole family did in anticipation that were beyond agency requirements, allowing the family to be better prepared for the arrival of their loved ones. Aimee also discusses what the first few days were like with her new additions and the knowing that they were meant to be hers. Most of us know and love someone who has been adopted so you won’t want to miss this.
Kara & Lauren also give their red light and green light for the week and play a round of NAME THAT VESTIBULAR APPARATUS with Aimee.
Sponsorship: Minds-in-Motion www.mimlearning.com
Resources from this episode: Connected Child http://www.amazon.com/Connected-Child-healing-adoptive-family/dp/0071475001/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441394460&sr=8-1&keywords=connected+child; Chinese Children Adoption International www.ccaifamily.org