An adoptive mom’s honest writing gives readers a glimpse into issues specific to older child adoption.

770x500xolder-child-adoption-Transracial-adoption-personal-essay-parenting-siblings-family-talking1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.SMxvID8UYCAdoption STAR Founder/CEO Michele Fried shared this article with staff back on 9/11/15. Because Adoption STAR has always encouraged its clients to consider multiple paths to parenthood (including adoption via the child welfare system), and is wholly supportive of older child adoption, it made sense for all Adoption STAR staff to give the article a read. Also, the piece shares some interesting anecdotes that illustrate what “real life” is like for a multiracial family.

The article is entitled Changing My Name to Mom, and it’s written by Annie Kasoff. It initially appeared in Adoptive Families Magazine. You can read the article in its entirety by clicking the link below:

“Changing My Name to Mom”