International Adoptive Parents Talk About Bringing Your Child Home

Bringing an internationally adopted child home provides opportunities to see your world differently. Things like car seats, air planes, blankets, air conditioning, escalators, coats, and more can actually be traumatic for a young child having grown up in an orphanage. There are many things that we don’t think of that might truly frighten our internationally adopted children. Talking with other parents who have adopted internationally is helpful as you hear their experiences and learn about little things that could seem foreign and scary to your children. “Remember that the country you’re bringing them to doesn’t smell the same, doesn’t sound the same . . . ”