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Loving Adoptees Well

Understanding the emotional landscape of adopted children is no small feat, and this episode offers a compassionate road map drawn from both personal anecdotes and Dr. Shaler’s professional wisdom.

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Coffee and Bible Time | 5/23/2024

When the journey of adoption winds its way into the heart, it brings a story rich with emotional hues and intricate bonds. Dr. Laurel Shaler graces us with her dual perspective as both an adoptive parent and a professional, weaving together the tender narratives of her own experiences with the insightful applications of the Five Love Languages in the world of adoption. Listen as we traverse through stories of unexpected blessings, the pangs of loss, and the nurturing touch that transforms an adoptive family’s life.

Understanding the emotional landscape of adopted children is no small feat, and this episode offers a compassionate road map drawn from both personal anecdotes and Dr. Shaler’s professional wisdom. We discuss the delicate process of setting boundaries in gift-giving, the sensitive nature of a child’s attachments to their possessions, and how observant, intentional parenting plays a crucial role in connecting with a child’s unique love language. Prepare to gain insight into the art of nurturing these precious connections through acts of service, quality time, and the careful calibration of gift-giving.

From the poignant moments that define family ties to the subtle shifts in open and closed adoption dynamics, we illuminate the evolving relationships and the importance of integrating an adoption story into a child’s life narrative. With gratitude, we acknowledge Dr. Shaler’s contributions and encourage our listeners to delve into her book “Loving Adopted Children Well,” a guide that promises to enrich any heart touched by adoption.

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Book: Loving Adopted Children Well
Website: www.drlaurelshaler.com
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