Adopting the Older Child

By: - September 23, 2009

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In light of the fact that more and more families are considering and pursuing older child adoptions, earlier this year Tapestry hosted an event entitled Adopting the Older Child.

Older child adoption comes with its own unique set of joys and challenges, and this Tapestry event explored both.  In addition, the event focused on helping parents and parents-to-be better understand what to expect, how to respond and where to turn for support and help when it comes to older child adoption. 

The event was led by Paula St. John, LCSW, from The Gladney Center for Adoption, and Darren and Cheryl Macdonald also shared their family’s experience. 

You can download the handout materials and the resource packet from this event.  You can also watch the video of this event:

Part 1 of Adopting the Older Child features Paula St. John discussing the unique challenges and rewards of adopting older children.

Part 2 of Adopting the Older Child features Darren and Cheryl Macdonald, who share their family’s experience of adopting an 11 year girl from Russia.

You can also view resources from other past Tapestry events in the Tapestry Events Archive.

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