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Every Parent is a “Real” Parent

January 7, 2016

Language matters. The way we choose to use our words is vitally important. In the book of James, the tongue is compared to the rudder of a ship. The rudder is a small piece — minuscule in comparison to the size of the massive ship it is attached to — yet it controls the direction […]

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Examples of Adoption-Friendly Language

September 8, 2015

The way we talk about adoption can impact the way we and others around us perceive adoption. It can be very important to use positive adoption language whenever you talk about these very sensitive subjects. Below are some examples of positive ways to talk about adoption:   Positive Language Negative Language Child Adopted Child Biological parent Natural/Real […]

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3 Things Adoptive Parents Want You To Know

March 2, 2015

At Show Hope, we are always encouraged to hear stories of children once waiting, being brought into the love and nurture of a family through adoption. Whether you hope to adopt in the future or have added to your family by adoption multiple times, there are always new things to learn. Here are three things […]

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Back to School Jitters

September 29, 2011

It has happened like clock work for the past 7 years… The dreams usually start right around mid-July. Dreams of children running in and out of my classroom completely out of my control. Dreams of kids not listening to a word I say. If you are a teacher, you probably know exactly what I am […]