Growing Up Adopted: Parenting Babies and Toddlers

Practical advice for parenting adopted infants, from birth through age 2.

Author Corey Schaut with her family

“From Waiting Mom to Flexible Working Mom”

“From Waiting Mom to Flexible Working Mom”

Adoption allowed me to fulfill my dream of finally becoming a mother, and my flexible work schedule allows me to be the mom I’ve always wanted to be. Here’s how you can make it work, too.

an adoptive mother listens to and learns from her child

Lessons I’ve Learned from My Children

Over decades as a foster and adoptive parent and an adoption social worker, I have mothered and supported hundreds of children. Each one has taught me more than I passed along to them. Here is just some of that wisdom.