Welcome to my blog on adoption!  Please feel free to join in the discussion.  At the end of each blog you can now add your own thoughts.  I welcome your comments on any one of my postings.  Happy reading!                  Lori

Voices of Youth

Posted by Lori Rosove on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 In : Adoption 
It may have taken 16 years, but I finally feel the urge to write another book. Since Rosie continues to happily make her way into the hands of many children, I felt I should honour her for her tenacity, longevity, and stick to it-ness. Technically she should be 23 years old, right? Well, she was 7 in 2001 and so...she has to be 23 in 2017.  As a 23 year old, Rosie probably has some great insight to share with the world about her adoption experience. So, it makes perfect sense that my next boo...
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The Language of Children

Posted by Lori Rosove on Monday, September 19, 2016 In : Adoption 

When your child's behaviour is difficult, can you hear yourself saying things like "he's doing that on purpose, you know, to push my buttons" or maybe you refer to your child as manipulative or controlling. I know you love your kids and desperately want to feel you're in control and know what’s going on but... holy smokes people; are you serious? Why are you giving a child so much credit? To presume that a child is in control of their behaviour when we, the adults, often aren't, is a wee bi...


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Yes, the system works!

Posted by Lori Rosove on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 In : Adoption 

I’ve heard it many times. Does this system really work? Will we really be able to adopt? I'm often told stories about people who wanted to adopt but it never happened. So, is there truth to these fearful questions? Yes there is…for some.  But to understand this, we must take a look at the family’s requirements for a child.  Are they asking for a child up to 3 without any potential for health or developmental concerns?  Those two parameters alone - age and development- often do not sync ...


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Loving My Children's Ingredients

Posted by Jordan Rosove on Thursday, February 19, 2015 In : Adoption 
I love this title! Yet another article about nature versus nurture and the impact on adopted children in Adoptive Families’ Week in Review, Feb. 13, 2015. But, in this article, it is the underlying message that got my attention: Who are your children? What do they need? – Rather than your agenda for whom they SHOULD be.

Looking at your children through their eyes is really the #1 rule for successful relationships with them. How are you supposed to meet their needs if you don’t what they ...

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Philomena

Posted by Lori Rosove on Monday, February 3, 2014
Kudos for the production of the new film Philomena. Needless to say, with Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in lead roles, the film is tremendous. But my attention went beyond the spectacular performances and more so to the poignant and accurate depiction of a birth mother's deep grief regarding the 'loss' of her child.

Anyone who wants to see just a great film should see Philomena. Anyone who is interested in knowing just a bit more about the emotional aspects of adoption should see Philomena. Any...
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