Posted by Deb Shrier

created at: 2012-02-14Families often keep in touch with their social worker after the placement of their adopted child. It is always a pleasure to see how much the children have grown, learn of a child’s interest in sports or school and a unique talent. These notes from adoptive parents often give me pause for the impact of how a healthy family life can make such a difference to a child.

Today I received a call from a former client, Suzanne*, who adopted three children with her husband and has recently moved to another state. We have remained in touch over the years. Sometimes her calls include some questions about discussing her children’s adoption story and other times the calls are just to relay significant parenting experience. Her updates on the children and family life are always interesting and often entertaining.

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