Yes, you can have a laugh at this post. My last favorites' post is as old as last October! I tried to commit to a monthly schedule, but I always had better content to publish and prioritise, so I guess that's good news anyway, isn't it? I anyway collected and noted down my favorite things… Continue reading February’s favorites: motherhood, humour, and a great podcast
'm excited about this episode, as I am joined by Jodie Hampshire, co-author of one of my favourite book on adoptive parenting, Lionheart Families - The Real Life Guide for Adoptive Families. Jodie lives in Sidney and is a mother of four, through adoption and birth.
Our adoption experience has put us on a humbling learning path when it comes to parenting. I benefit greatly from the free resources many experts, adoptees, and adoptive parents make available for everyone to enjoy. This is why I decided to share with others my findings and the testimonies of the great people I'm meeting… Continue reading Adoption Conversations – episode 3. Adoptive mother Nita shares about her open adoptions.
Not all evil comes to harm. It's a popular say, but one of the most true. The expat life is tough. Growing old in a country where you were not raised in inevitably places you on the borders of society. Language is the worst barrier. It takes time to learn a language beyond daily and… Continue reading How being an expat made me a better adoptive parent
Our adoption experience has put us on a humbling learning path when it comes to parenting. I benefit greatly from the free resources many experts, adoptees, and adoptive parents make available for everyone to enjoy. This is why I decided to share with others my findings and the testimonies of the great people I'm meeting… Continue reading Adoption Conversations – episode 2
If you met me during our adoption process, you surely heard me complaining of the long wait. Our home study took almost two years to be approved and another year passed before we could hold our son. The process in India was unprecedentedly fast, so we even felt lucky our wait has taken only three… Continue reading How I came to appreciate the Finnish adoption system
Take an Italian couple, move them to Finland, and add an Indian-born child to the mix. There, you have us. Our family of four is a mix of languages, backgrounds, and cultures. We speak Italian in our household, English with many friends, and Finnish the rest of the time. Our first child, now over four,… Continue reading I am a culture juggler
The new rules for adopting from India allow parents to apply for the exit vista from New Delhi, where most embassies also are. This means that new adoptive families stay in the city for one or a couple of weeks while the paperwork is done. I write this short guide in the hope of taking… Continue reading New Delhi with kids
I struggle to write this post, as it feels so terribly personal and we are just getting out of the woods. However, other people's stories helped me a great deal in the past months and I feel I can give back with my experience. If I can help one adoptive parent with these negative feelings,… Continue reading Adoption baby blues: it’s a thing
Congratulations, you decided to become an adoptive parent! Be ready to get buried into tons of information, paperwork, and bureaucracy. It's part of the game and it will be worth it, I promise. I am writing this post in the hope of helping you - especially if you are not a Finnish-speaker - to start… Continue reading International adoption in Finland, how does it work?