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Bringing Adopted Children Home

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My husband and I live in Louisiana and are adopting a brother and sister from Washington state. They have been with the same foster parents for 2 years. When bringing them home, would it be better for them if we went and got them? Or would it be better for the foster parents to bring them here? There are going to be a lot of changes with moving to a new state, new parents and new schools so I really want this to be as comfortable as possible for the kids.

Bringing Adopted Children Home

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I admire your sensitivity in preparing welcome your children. As there are pros and cons of each approach I recommend you contact the Department of Children and Family Services for the state of Louisiana. Talk to them about what your needs and concerns are and they can help you make the transition as smooth as possible.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Bringing Adopted Children Home

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Bringing Adopted Children Home. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 24, 2019, from
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