The adoption journey is filled with joy, excitement, and it’s fair-share of trials. How do you navigate the obstacles, and even the myths, that are guaranteed to arise?
In today’s episode, we’re sharing the audio recording from a recent interview that Mike did on The Prepped and Polished Podcast with Alexis Avila. Alexis is an accomplished educator, and leading voice in equipping students to succeed in standardized testing. Alexis interviewed Mike and how this blog came to be, and how to navigate the obstacles and big myths surrounding the adoption journey.
Listen To The Podcast.
Notes and Quotes From the Show.
The discussion with Alexis was truly a great experience. There were lots of truths and take-aways when it comes to adoption that Mike shared. Here are a few highlights…
[shareable]Parents need a place where it’s okay to not be okay.[/shareable]
We’ve said this a lot, especially when we’re talking to groups of foster and/or adoptive parents. The scars and open wounds that we wear on our hearts are mostly unknown, and often misunderstood, to the rest of the world.
[shareable]The world doesn’t need another ‘how-to’ on parenting. It needs an ‘I-know.'[/shareable]
This statement is one of our core foundational purposes for launching Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent.
[shareable]Time management is a tension to manage, it’s not a problem you can solve.[/shareable]
If we try to solve the problem of time management, or avoid the busyness of life, we’ll end up frustrated and tired. The key is managing the tension.
[guestpost]*Editor’s Note*- The video series ‘Creating Your Adoption Roadmap,’ that Mike mentions in the recording is currently not available as a free download. The Adoptive Parent Toolbox is now available as a physical book and retails for $13.99. You can click here to purchase a copy.[/guestpost]
Resources and Links.
The work that Alexis Avila is doing for families through the Prepped and Polished Podcast is awesome. We are excited to share the links to his website….
Also, as mentioned in the beginning of the show, registration is closing this Friday, February 19th at the strike of midnight. If you’re currently in the trenches of foster care or adoption (or thinking about joining the ranks), DON’T miss Refresh. Click below to get the full scoop…
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[reminder]Are you an adoptive parent? What kind of obstacles have you had to work to overcome? Share your story with us in the comment section.[/reminder]