What’s your name? Owen
Where do you live? Matthews, NC
Was your family’s adoption domestic or international? International
Was your family’s adoption through the foster system or an agency? Agency
Does your sibling have any special needs? Yes
How old were you when your family adopted? How old was your sibling? 6 and 9
What were some good things that your parents did to help you adjust before and after the adoption?
Read children’s books with us and looked at pictures of the child we were adopting and introduced us to other families with adoptive children
What were some things you wish your parents had done differently? None
What was your initial reaction when you learned you were going to get a new sibling? I was excited.
What was your initial reaction when you first met your new sibling? Happy
How long did it take for your sibling to adjust to your family? How long did it take for things to feel “normal” again? 3-4 months
Has there ever been a time when you wished your family had not adopted (even briefly)? No