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Stepfamilies and Adoption

with Ron Deal | November 4, 2020
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Hey Ron, are stepfamilies and adoptive families similar?
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  • Adoptive parents and stepparents alike have to bond with kids by developing trust, learning how to read each other, and sharing life together. And they all learn that the pain of the past can't be avoided. You can hope the past will not affect the bonding process but both families understand that avoiding pain and pretending it doesn't matter, doesn't get you anywhere, but moving through pain together does. Consider the past and build a relationship in the present are how you forge a family.

Hey Ron, are stepfamilies and adoptive families similar?

Stepfamilies and Adoption

With Ron Deal
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November 04, 2020
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Ron: Hey Ron, are stepfamilies and adoptive families similar?

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Yeah, in some ways they are. For example, adoptive parents and stepparents alike have to bond with kids by developing trust, learning how to read each other, and sharing life together. And they—and the children—learn that the pain of the past really can’t be avoided. You can hope that the past will not affect the bonding process in the family but both families understand that avoiding pain and pretending it doesn’t matter, doesn’t really get you anywhere, but moving through pain together does.

Considering the past and building a relationship in the present that’s how you forge a family. One loving, stubborn step at a time. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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