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Adopting the Older Child & Getting a Pet

Posted Jan 27 2009 8:53pm

pet-duck

Okay, I was looking around for a picture or cartoon that said “Gotcha!” but then I found this adorable picture titled, So you’re thinking of getting a pet duck? by tifotter. (Seriously, though, she does not recommend it; you can read her funny but true list of reasons why not to get a duck as a pet at Mr Flapper Duck.)

Okay, now back to my post.

No, we are not adopting an older child or getting a pet, at least not at the moment. Getting a Pet is the topic of today’s Try This Tuesday post over at 5MFSN, and, although we are talking about it, we are far from making a decision at this point.

And Adopting the Older Child is the name of a blog where I was recently asked to write about my decision to start taking Michael to a psychologist. The blog’s author often encourages her readers to seek the help of a therapist for both counseling and the practical advice they can provide during the adoption process and once the child is in their new home and family.

Even though we are not in an adoption situation, she thought our experience might be helpful to her readers, so she sent me an email and the rest is history. You can read my post here: Deciding to See a Psychologist. While you’re there, check out some of the great resources on this blog, such as:

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