Extreme Parenting series


Claire Iver
Focus on Adoption magazine

Claire’s 10-year-old son, Adam, was adopted from a Russian orphanage when he was 19 months old. Her second son, Ethan, joined their family from foster care at age 7. In this 12-part series, Claire shares the “fast and furious learning” she and her family experienced when they adopted an older child. This series ran from 2013 to 2016.

  1. Love is a decision
  2. No apologies
  3. Never take anything personally
  4. Be a safe and predictable harbour
  5. Every little thing matters
  6. Below the surface
  7. Taking charge with love
  8. Goals, behaviours, and... ducks?
  9. When age is more than a number
  10. Slow and steady
  11. Little things
  12. Find your gratitude

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