Lavender Luz https://lavenderluz.com adoption, parenting, mindfulness, open adoption Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:15:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7 https://lavenderluz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Lavender-Luz-favicon-512x512-54a8c372v1_site_icon-32x32.png Lavender Luz https://lavenderluz.com 32 32 How to Avoid Being Gobsmacked by your 18 Year-Old Adoptee https://lavenderluz.com/gobsmacked/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gobsmacked https://lavenderluz.com/gobsmacked/#respond Mon, 12 Apr 2021 18:15:45 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=35203 How can it happen that an adoptive parent doesn't see it coming, their child connecting with birth parents? It's no fun to be gobsmacked!

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Gabrielle Glaser on the Impact of Harmful Adoption Practices Then & Now https://lavenderluz.com/gabrielle-glaser-adoption/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gabrielle-glaser-adoption https://lavenderluz.com/gabrielle-glaser-adoption/#comments Fri, 02 Apr 2021 15:15:51 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=35143 How different is adoption now than in the past? Journalist/author Gabrielle Glaser tells the shocking truth about secrecy then & now.

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Adoptive Dad Asks Advice from the Jordan Harbinger Show. Here’s How it Went. https://lavenderluz.com/jordan-harbinger-adoption/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jordan-harbinger-adoption https://lavenderluz.com/jordan-harbinger-adoption/#comments Wed, 10 Feb 2021 19:23:09 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=35085 An adoptive dad is shocked when his 18 year old son moves away. The Jordan Harbinger Show offers advice, even without adoption experience.

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The Best Advice for Adoptive Parents Taking the Long View of Their Children’s Lives https://lavenderluz.com/best-advice-for-adoptive-parents/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=best-advice-for-adoptive-parents https://lavenderluz.com/best-advice-for-adoptive-parents/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2021 12:21:21 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=35036 The best advice for adoptive parents from all 12 guests of Season 1. People from all parts of adoption share what makes the way easier.

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Do You See a Baby as a Blank Slate? Lesli Johnson on the Neuroscience of Adoption https://lavenderluz.com/baby-as-a-blank-slate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=baby-as-a-blank-slate https://lavenderluz.com/baby-as-a-blank-slate/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2021 14:57:20 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=34964 For decades we saw baby as a blank slate and made our adoption & parenting practices accordingly. Now that we know differently, we must change.

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To the Woman Who Longs to Be a Mom and Who Says “I Want a Closed Adoption” https://lavenderluz.com/i-want-a-closed-adoption/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=i-want-a-closed-adoption https://lavenderluz.com/i-want-a-closed-adoption/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:13:05 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=34973 I hear you when you say "I want a closed adoption." I was there, too, and I had to unlearn a few things everyone "knows" about adoption.

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Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart: Two Open Adoption Pioneers on Figuring it Out https://lavenderluz.com/strong-back-soft-front-wild-heart-two-open-adoption-pioneers-on-figuring-it-out/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=strong-back-soft-front-wild-heart-two-open-adoption-pioneers-on-figuring-it-out https://lavenderluz.com/strong-back-soft-front-wild-heart-two-open-adoption-pioneers-on-figuring-it-out/#respond Fri, 01 Jan 2021 15:40:19 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=34874 A birth mom & adoptive mom figured out open adoption when it was a newfangled thing, They tell how they did so in this open adoption podcast.

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Updated in 2020! 3 Sisters Singing in 3-Part Harmony about Peace with Love & Joy https://lavenderluz.com/sisters-singing-dona-nobis-pacem/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sisters-singing-dona-nobis-pacem https://lavenderluz.com/sisters-singing-dona-nobis-pacem/#comments Sun, 27 Dec 2020 14:06:00 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=34888 3 sisters singing our updated version of Dona Nobis Pacem. Three part harmony from my sisters and me about peace -- our way to usher 2021.

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Abbie Goldberg, PhD: What New Research Reveals about Adoptive Families https://lavenderluz.com/abbie-goldberg-adoption-research/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=abbie-goldberg-adoption-research https://lavenderluz.com/abbie-goldberg-adoption-research/#respond Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:11:32 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=34837 Abbie Goldberg, PhD, shares conclusions from her 15 year longitudinal study of adoptive families. What helps? What hurts? Find out!

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Improve Adoption Now: Rebecca Vahle on the Intersection of Unplanned Pregnancy & Infertility https://lavenderluz.com/improve-adoption-rebecca-vahle/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=improve-adoption-rebecca-vahle https://lavenderluz.com/improve-adoption-rebecca-vahle/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:59:10 +0000 https://lavenderluz.com/?p=34704 Rebecca Vahle has walked & talked with hundreds of women facing unintended pregnancy or infertility. Here are ways to improve adoption now.

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