In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Attachment Insight

I think I may need to go back to school and get a psychology degree just to get through the next several years of parenting. Unfortunately, I'm dealing with too many "specialties" to have time to become an expert in all of them! Julia is on a five week waiting list for the only therapist any where near where we live that actually files insurance. Here's the big doozy that no one ever tells you when you are adopting internationally - it seems that 95% of therapists for children suffering from attachment challenges, etc, will only bill Medicaid. It seems that they all have more work than they can handle just treating previous foster children and since the state funds those children with Medicaid, they just don't even have an avenue to bill private insurances. The good news is that I found this one psychologist that works with young children that will bill our insurance and we have hope in having a few of our many questions answered.

1 comment:

  1. I'm reading "The connected child: bring hope and healing to your adoptive family" by Karyn Purvis Brand right now and it's giving me a lot of insights.