8 Ways to Prepare When Adopting a Toddler

We were very not prepared for a 3-year-old, but we're coming through to the other side now.

Chelse Schults February 27, 2018

I am pretty much in the thick of this right now. We did not know the age of the child we would adopting. Our foster care license is for ages 0-2. That includes 2 years 11 months, which is pretty much 3. We were blessed to accept.

We were very much prepared for potentially adopting a 6- or 18-month-old. We were very not prepared for a 3-year-old, but we’re coming through to the other side now. And these are the things that I really wish we had done, and a few things we are glad that we do, when adopting our toddler.

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Chelse Schults

Chelse is passionate about empowering herself and other women to live their best life. She does this with her fashion marketing company built with her husband. Fitness goals, running marathons, and circuit training at 4:30am support her love of coffee. Keep up with her on Adopt Mom Style where she shares her stylish adventures about motherhood via adoption and foster care.


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