Welcome to the Kiddles hub for adoption. This page has been created with hopeful adoptive parents in mind, but it also contains a bunch of great reads for stepfamilies. Adding un-biological children to your family dynamic can be a challenging task, but we’ve got the advice you need. Check out these suggested articles to get you started:
The best articles on adoption
All you need to know about adopting a child in South Africa
Aside Every year on the 15th of November, we celebrate World Adoption Day. The world spends the day in order to raise adoption awareness and celebrate families everywhere. But what exactly do families have to go through in order to adopt a child? Read our crash course in adopting a child legally in South Africa. Read the full article here.
The right way of becoming a stepparent
Marrying someone who has kids can be a super fulfilling experience, but it can also be a wild ride. You might get to experience what it’s like to have kids for the first time in your life, or simply add more kids to your life. But when it comes to becoming a stepparent, one thing is for sure: it’s not easy. Some family members might not have any pains with adding you to their lives. But others might create problems along the way. What your role as a parent will be is something you will figure out as you get to know your new family better. It can be a little hazy. And while there’s no fool-proof formula for blending families, the situation does call for patience and empathy. Read the full article here.
The do’s and don’ts of stepfamily discipline
Blending a family together can be hard work. But the idea of discipline for stepfamilies can be even more intimidating. Who makes the rules? Who enforced the law? And who is really in charge? Let’s take a look at who’s responsible for what in a mixed family setup. Follow this link to read the full article.